SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Dane Gagai (L) and Josh Papalii (R) of the Maroons look dejected at fulltime during game two of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
  1. Billy Slater (Fullback)

Hasn’t played a game of footy in over a month but you’d never have known, was great upon his return: 8/10

  1. Dane Gagai (Wing)

A few errors in both attack and defence but tried his guts out. Finished off a brilliant try: 8.5/10

  1. Greg Inglis (Centre)

The skipper led from the front once again: 8/10

  1. Will Chambers (Centre)

Much better performance this time around although quite poor in defence: 6.5/10

  1. Valentine Holmes (Wing)

Showcased way he’s the world’s best winger – and not the world’s best fullback: 8/10

  1. Cameron Munster (Five-Eighth)

Was less than impressive in Game I, was worse in Game II: 4/10

  1. Ben Hunt (Halfback)

Absolutely awful. Mitchell Pearce has dished up better in the State of Origin arena: 2/10

  1. Dylan Napa (Prop)

Recent club form reflected on his performance during Game II. Improved upon his Game I performance though, a few big hits in defence rocked the Blues early: 6/10

  1. Andrew McCullough (Hooker)

Played the full 80 minutes after being benched for the final quarter in Game I. Did his best, will become more influential as his rep career progresses: 6.5/10

  1. Jarrod Wallace (Prop)

Wasn’t up for Origin football, again: 4.5/10

  1. Gavin Cooper (Second Row)

After a disappointing performance in Game I, Cooper was Queensland’s best forward on Sunday night. 100 metres and 47 tackles: 8/10

  1. Felise Kaufusi (Second Row)

Improved upon his debut game in which he was less than impressive: 6.5/10

  1. Josh McGuire (Lock)

Went from Queensland’s best forward in Game I to one of their least efficient in Game II. Although it wasn’t the worst performance, he needed to step up: 6/10

  1. Kalyn Ponga (Interchange)

Played more minutes than we all thought. Handled the middle well and was threatening at times – the beginning of a decade-long rep career: 7.5/10

  1. Josh Papalii (Interchange)

Wasn’t as involved as he was in Game I: 4/10

  1. Coen Hess (Interchange)

Strong runs and busy in defence off the interchange: 5/10

  1. Jai Arrow (Interchange)

Strongest forward to come off the bench: 6/10

TOTAL: 105

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