NSW Origin I player ratings


1. MATT MOYLAN – Came up with clangers early in both halves but had his moments in attack. 6.5

2. BLAKE FERGUSON – Almost produced his own Justin Hodges moment in-goal in a quiet comeback to Origin. 5

3. MICHAEL JENNINGS – Came to life in the second half but just couldn’t land the killer blow. 6

18. JOSH MORRIS – Big error from tap restart in the first half, then denied a big try in the second. 5

5. JOSH MANSOUR – Lifted his team with a handful of trademark carries out of their end in the second half, busting a team-high five tackles. 6

6. JAMES MALONEY – Gave away the penalty for Johnathan Thurston’s early goal but set up the opening try for Boyd Cordner and was one of the Blues’ best. 7.5

7. ADAM REYNOLDS – Got better as the game went on but, like a number of his teammates, just couldn’t land a killer blow when his team was in good field position. Missed a relatively easy conversion. 6

8. AARON WOODS – Cracked the 100-metre mark in a superb first stint, but couldn’t replicate it in his second. 6.5

9. ROBBIE FARAH – Like his opposite, wrong-footed the Queensland defence with some creative kicks out of dummy half. 7

10. PAUL GALLEN (c) – A typical workmanlike performance but didn’t make the same impact on the game compared to previous years. 6

11. BOYD CORDNER – Scored the opening try with a signature hole run on the left edge, and repeated it for the rest of the night in an 80-minute effort. 7

12. JOSH JACKSON – Solid without being spectacular. 6

13. GREG BIRD – Tried to lift his team with some aggressive defence and runs. 6


14. DYLAN WALKER – Came on late and made no impact, save for a silly error at the end of the game. 2

15. JAMES TAMOU – A surprise move to the run-on side and was arguably the Blues’ best forward in the first half, but didn’t come back on. 6

16. DAVID KLEMMER – Bent the Queensland defence when he came on in the first half but failed to break them. 6

17. ANDREW FIFITA – Brought the house down with a powerhouse first run in the second half and produced a team-high three offloads in a lone second half shift. 6

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