How Queensland players rated
THEY left it late but they refused to die as Queensland shocked New South Wales in Origin II.
Here's who battled and who stood up, in our Maroons player ratings.
BILLY SLATER 6.5
Had a hand in the opening try of the night. Was as safe at the back as ever. Set up the Dane Gagai try to put Queensland in front with two minutes to go.
VAL HOLMES 5
Spilled the ball with his first touch in Origin football, thanks to a big hit from Aaron Woods. Scored the opener in the 9th minute although replays suggested he may have stepped into touch. Was OK without been outstanding
WILL CHAMBERS 5
Thrown into touch by Jarryd Hayne when on the attack in the 6th minute. Put Hayne into the ground from a kick off 10 minutes later. Put Hayne into touch to save a try in the 33rd minute. Set up a Dane Gagai with a nice run and flick in the 53rd minute. Was shown up by Hayne and Morris. Capped an ordinary night by getting knocked out in the final 10 minutes.
DARIUS BOYD 4
Threw the final pass to set up Val Holmes for the opener. Otherwise wasted at centre.
DANE GAGAI 8
Safe under the high ball aside from one miss im the second half. Bundled into touch by Hayne and Morris in the second half. Didn't appear to have the sting in his kick returns as he did in game one. Scored an important try in the 53rd minute then the winner in the 78th. Ran for 174 metres.
JOHNATHAN THURSTON 7
Linked up with his old mate Billy Slater to help set up the opening try of the night. Kicked out on the full in the 31st minute to keep the Blues momentum going. Put Michael Morgan over the line in the 40th minute only to be held up. Was terrorised by the NSW forwards all night.
COOPER CRONK 5.5
Couldn't pierce through the defence on that right side and couldn't link up with Slater. Kicking game was good.
DYLAN NAPA 5.5
Just two touches for 22 run metres in his opening 22-minute stint. Clocked 116m all up and put on some big shots.
CAMERON SMITH 6.5
Typical tradesman like game without any brilliance. Made a heap of tackles in the middle of the park.
JARROD WALLACE 1
First stint lasted 22 minutes without much impact. Two runs for 22 metres. Could have stayed at home.
GAVIN COOPER 5
Made 24 tackles by half-time. Topped the count with 47 and was reliable.
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MATT GILLETT 7
A tackling machine as always.
JOSH MCGUIRE 6.5
Gave away the silly penalty which led to Jarryd Hayne's try in the 14th minute. Made 42 tackles and 116 metres.
MICHAEL MORGAN 6.5
Promoted off the bench before half time. Held up over the line by Josh Dugan on the half time siren. Threw the flick pass to set up the Dane Gagai winner in the 78th minute.
JOSH PAPALII 5
Came on after 22 minutes. Punched out 47 metres before half time. Was used sparingly
COEN HESS 2
Finally came on for his debut in the 57th minute. Three runs for 18m and a tackle break.
TIM GLASBY 3.5
First off the bench in the 22nd minute. Immediately missed a tackle on James Maloney which leaked the Brett Morris try, then let James Tedesco through to set up Mitchell Pearce minutes later.