SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: Queensland players look dejected during game three of the 2019 State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 10, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
  1. Cameron Munster (Fullback) 8.5/10

Queensland looked a far more dangerous side with Munster at the back, particularly in the first half. Ran for 190 run metres, broke seven tackles and recorded a line break.

  1. Corey Oates (Wing) 6.5/10

Looked a couple of yards slower this Origin series but still tries his best. Recorded 225 run metres from 18 carries last night but a handful of errors affect his score here.

  1. Moses Mbye (Centre) 6/10

Showed promising signs at times with ball in hand but it was ultimately his unfamiliarity with the centre position that led to Tedesco going through him to score the match winner.

  1. Will Chambers (Centre) 4/10

A frustrating player to watch, if only he could pass the football and for a player who was once heralded as the best defensive centre in the comp… he had seven missed tackles to his name by the end of the night.

  1. Dane Gagai (Wing) 5/10

Has been a shadow of his former heroic self over his past two Origin performances.

  1. Corey Norman (Five-Eighth) 6.5/10

Had a fantastic showing in the first half but he unravelled in the second stanza once the pressure mounted. Only took 16 minutes for his first Origin try assist.

  1. Daly Cherry-Evans (Halfback) 6.5/10

Controlled the game for the Maroons with a strong kicking game and put Josh Papalii over to level the scores at 20 apiece with 10 to go. Defensively he was poor however and went into his shell at times when in the opponents red zone.

  1. Joe Ofahengaue (Prop) 6/10

Did his job with 11 runs (95 metres) and completing 26 tackles.

  1. Ben Hunt (Hooker) 6.5/10

Put pressure on his side at times with unnecessary kicks from dummy-half. Didn’t do too much wrong elsewhere however, finishing the contest with 40 tackles and had his forwards rolling onto the ball well.

  1. Josh Papalii (Prop) 8/10

Had one of the great opening stints in Origin football. Later backed it up in the second with a well deserved try. Finished the game with 96 run metres from 10 carries and 30 tackles.

  1. Felise Kaufusi (Second Row) 7/10

Typical performance for Kaufusi. Bagged his first Origin try in the opening quarter of the contest.

  1. Ethan Lowe (Second Row) 8.5/10

A proven big game player already, I could write a novel on how well Lowe performed in his Origin debut. All I will say is he defended well (protected Cherry-Evans to an extent) and ran hard. Finished the contest with 14 carries and 52 tackles and a 100% goal kicking ratio. Paul Green was kidding himself to let this guy go.

  1. Josh McGuire (Lock) 8/10

The serial pest in the Maroons line-up. Continues to show why he’s the States premier forward with another solid showing, scoring a second half try to get his side back into the contest. Finished with 47 tackles and 11 carries for 90 run metres.

Bench:

  1. Michael Morgan (Interchange) 3/10

Hasn’t recaptured the form which saw him led the Cowboys to the Grand Final in 2017 and unfortunately left the contest with a serious head knock just 20 minutes into his stint.

  1. Christian Welch (Instagram) 6/10

Let no one down in limited minutes. 8 hitups and 17 tackles in just 20 minutes of game time.

  1. Tim Glasby (Interchange) 4/10

May have over stayed his welcome but in his defence, only got given 13 minutes on the field. Kevin Walters needs to really work on how he uses his interchanges.

  1. David Fifita (Interchange) 3/10

He’s still a ways off from Origin football. The kid’s a prospect but he showed tonight he just isn’t ready.