Queensland player ratings for Origin III


1. GREG INGLIS – Looked comfortable yet dangerous back at No.1, scoring the Maroons’ third try – 9

2. DARIUS BOYD – Made good ground running out of his own half and scored his 16th Origin four-pointer – 7

3. WILL CHAMBERS – Ate up 156m from 19 runs. Rewarded for his consistent effort with a try – 7

4. JUSTIN HODGES – Wily as ever in his Origin swansong. Lent a magical hand from over the deadball line for their fourth try and kicked the final conversion – 7.5

5. DANE GAGAI – Knocked-on first touch, but recovered with the opening try in a solid debut – 6.5

6. JOHNATHAN THURSTON – A perfect performance. Three try assists and a record 9-9 goal kicks. Incredible – 10

7. COOPER CRONK – There’s no doubting why he and Thurston are Queensland’s most successful halves pairing. Was missed in game two – 9

8. MATT SCOTT – Arguably the game’s premier prop. Ran hard and forced a few errors – 7.5

9. CAMERON SMITH – Influential and clever as ever. Shook off the week’s controversy with a consistent effort – 8

10. NATE MYLES – Another stoic performance, chewing up more than 100m – 7

11. AIDAN GUERRA – Did his job and raised the Maroons’ half-century with a try – 6.5

12. SAM THAIDAY – Plenty of big runs and was always in the thick of it. Plenty of value – 7.5

13. COREY PARKER – Is only getting better with age. Put in a colossal performance even after being tipped on his head by Merrin – 8

14. MICHAEL MORGAN – Found some holes in his few touches and broke through for his maiden Origin try – 6.5

15. JOSH PAPALII – Scored the Maroons’ second try and his first at Origin level almost as soon as he came on – 6.5

16. MATT GILLETT – Planted Queensland’s fourth four-pointer, made possible by Hodges – 6.5

17. JACOB LILLYMAN – Made some hardy runs and packed a punch off the bench – 7.5

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