- James Tedesco (Fullback) 8/10
Was as dangerous as ever with ball in hand, recording 259 run metres, a try assist and a line break. Coughed up the ball late in the second half on the first tackle however, which saw the Maroons go on to score the match winning try.
- Nick Cotric (Wing) 7/10
Solid on debut. Ran for 115 run metres and broke seven tackles.
- Latrell Mitchell (Centre) 3/10
Poor defensively, sin binned for a professional foul and went missing when his forwards needed him to take some hard carries.
- Josh Morris (Centre) 8/10
His had an outstanding season in 2019 and wound the clock back once again last night. Scored a try, broke nine tackles and recorded a line break.
- Josh Addo-Carr (Wing) 6/10
Shaky in defence but tried his guts out. Ran for 142 run metres and broke five tackles.
- Cody Walker (Five-Eighth) 5/10
Was threatening at times but never really got himself into the contest.
- Nathan Cleary (Halfback) 6/10
Once again, the New South Wales halves pairing was the side’s weak point. Had a strong kicking game but apart from that, Cleary didn’t contribute much.
- David Klemmer (Prop) 8/10
Ran for 150 metres and completed 30 tackles. You’ve got to feel for Klemmer. Consistently one of the best forwards for the game but has never tasted much success.
- Damien Cook (Hooker) 8/10
Tore the Queensland middle to shreds in the first half. Recorded a line break, ran for over 120 metres from dummy-half and finished the contest with 45 tackles.
- Paul Vaughn (Prop) 5.5/10
Was well contained and didn’t make much of an impact.
- Boyd Cordner (Second Row) 6.5/10
Not his best performance but he was still as busy as ever with 12 carries and over 30 tackles.
- Tyson Frizell (Second Row) 5.5/10
Has had a quiet season and things didn’t change here.
- Jake Trbojevic (Lock) 7.5/10
Along with Klemmer, Trbojevic can hold his head high. 17 carries for 140 metres and 20 tackles saw him awarded with a late consolation try.
- Jack Wighton (Interchange) 3/10
Was a strange selection with guys like Victor Radley and John Asiata waiting in the wings. Threw an intercept pass which saw Dane Gagai score a length of the field try.
- Payne Haas (Interchange) 5/10
Was solid but may have been thrown into the Origin mix a little too early.
- Cameron Murray (Interchange) 7/10
Made for Origin. Didn’t look out of place in his 50-minute stint.
- Angus Crichton (Interchange) 4/10
Not the same player he was when he burst onto the scene. Will be lucky to keep his place for Game II.