State of Origin III: How we rated NSW players

Jarryd Hayne 8

It seems there's nothing this man cannot do at the moment. Brilliant with ball, always pushing off defenders and breaking the line. And his try-saver on Corey Parker in the first half was epic.

James McManus 6 ½

Brilliant try-saver on Maroons five-eighth Johnathan Thurston stopping him short in 15th minute. Safe in defence, marking up admirably on big opposite Greg Inglis.

Josh Morris 5

Always probing for a hole but limited involvement as Queensland dominated possession. Re-injured his left knee early.

Josh Dugan 8

Taken him no time at all to be a star at centre. Scored very good try in 61st minute, looping around halfback Trent Hodkinson.

Daniel Tupou

Very handy touch to bat a ball dead and deny a try in 28th minute. Another great try-saver on Thurston, bringing him down just short in 47th.

Josh Reynolds 5 ½

High-energy game again. Knocked out Maroons winger Will Chambers with a huge hit in first half, but outplayed by opposite Thurston.

Trent Hodkinson 5 ½

Solid but unspectacular game. On the back foot from the word go as the Queenslanders enjoyed the majority of possession.

Paul Gallen (capt) 8

Two hit-ups in first set signalled his intentions early. Another big performance from the courageous captain.

Robbie Farah 6

Made 22 tackles in the first half with his team well and truly under the pump.

Aaron Woods 8

Always putting his hand up early to take a run - a real star of the future for the Blues.

Beau Scott 7 ½

Produced a brilliant try-saver on Maroons winger Darius Boyd in 30th minute, and a solid all-round performance in defence.

Ryan Hoffman 7 ½

Strong on left fringe, and kept fronting up all game.

Greg Bird 6

Solid metres up the middle, but not enough in a losing team.


James Tamou 4

Limited involvement and metre gains.

Boyd Cordner 5 ½

Nice footwork up the middle and some promising signs off the bench.

Trent Merrin 4

His threatening offloads and footwork were nullified.

Luke Lewis 5

Quality player but had limited opportunities off the bench