Qld player ratings for State of Origin III

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QUEENSLAND PLAYER RATINGS FROM ORIGIN III:

1 Kalyn Ponga - 9.5

An all-time best display saw him threaten to break the line every time he had the ball, with a slick try to grab the lead highlighting an extraordinary 226m, 16-tackle break and four-offload outing.

2 Selwyn Cobbo - N/A

Copped friendly fire from Patrick Carrigan just two minutes in and didn't return after taking a huge knock to the head.

3 Valentine Holmes - 8

Burst through the NSW line to open the scoring and busted seven tackles, while his diving effort to keep a goal-line dropout in might be remembered as a classic Origin moment.

4 Dane Gagai - 3

Decked Matt Burton in back play to potentially cost his side a try and cracked the NSW centre with a punch to earn himself 10 minutes in the bin, and didn't get too involved outside that passage.

5 Corey Oates - 4

Smashed Cameron Murray with his first run didn't get much done deep in attack.

6 Tom Dearden - 7.5

Brilliant assist for Holmes' opener to start his debut and didn't look out of place in any way, dashing for 74m and busting three tackles too.

7 Daly Cherry-Evans - 8.5

A true kicking masterclass, absolutely changing the flow of the game with a number of bombs on early tackles, finishing with 644m kicking.

8 Lindsay Collins - N/A

Another of the early HIA candidates four minutes in, leaving without a run of the ball.

9 Ben Hunt - 8.5

Changed momentum with both a one-on-one strip and a 40-20 in the second half that led to a try, then his length-of-the-field try sealed Queensland's famous win.

10 Josh Papalii - 7

Easily his most impactful game of the series with 101m and it could have been even better, twice grounding tries that were called back by the bunker.

11 Kurt Capewell - 7

Moved into the centres through injuries and scored a game-changing try on half-time just when the Maroons needed it.

12 Jeremiah Nanai - 5

A real mixed bag saw him look threatening with the ball and find five offloads, but finished with a whopping 11 missed tackles.

16 Patrick Carrigan - 8

Got the start at lock and was once again as solid as a rock with 120m and 40 tackles.

13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui - 5.5

Was on early after being shifted to the bench and brought some serious fire in his 96m running.

14 Harry Grant - 7

His outrageous grubber seconds before halftime gave his side the lifeline it needed, with his presence always keeping the Maroons headed in the right direction.

15 Jai Arrow - 7

Flawless defensively off the bench as part of his side's huge stand that saw them shut the Blues out in the second half.

17 Tom Gilbert - 4

Gave a huge 79 minutes after the early injuries without having any standout moments.

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