Queensland State of Origin player ratings

BILLY SLATER: Another superb display from the 35-year-old future Immortal, setting up Queensland's first two tries and trying his heart out all night. 8

VALENTINE HOLMES: Ran for more than 200 metres and was a constant threat to the Blues defence, especially in broken play. 7.5

GREG INGLIS: Delivered an inspirational captain's knock with a try assist, some heavy hits in defence and big yards every time he touched the ball. 7.5

WILL CHAMBERS: Scored the second-half four-pointer to keep his side in the contest and made a try-saver early but took some terrible options and also cost the Maroons with ill-discipline. 5.5

DANE GAGAI: Suspect at times in defence but produced some fine finishing to bag yet another Origin try and was unlucky not to collect a double. 7

CAMERON MUNSTER: Created doubt in NSW defence with every touch to confirm himself as a Maroons mainstay in the new era without Thurston, Cronk, Smith and soon-to-be-retired Slater. 7.5

BEN HUNT: The chief playmaker had a stinker, misreading for NSW's first try, then obstructing Cordner to concede a penalty try and generally taking wrong options all night. 3

DYLAN NAPA: Proved to his many doubters he belongs in the Origin arena with a passionate performance highlighted by a heavy hit on his Roosters teammate Cordner. 7

ANDREW MCCULLOUGH: Topped the tackle count with 49 but lacked the dummy-half spark of Cook. 7

JARROD WALLACE: Enjoyed plenty of game time without offering too much impact for coach Walters. 6

GAVIN COOPER: Got through a mountain of defensive work but never really troubled the Blues with ball in hand. 7

FELISE KAUFUSI: One of Queensland's best forwards with a high work rate highlighted by 26 first-half tackles and a late try-saver on Mitchell. 7.5

JOSH MCGUIRE: Lived up to his reputation as the Maroons hardman with some heavy duty action in the middle. 7.5

KAYLN PONGA: The budding superstar was a tad eager early but ultimately left fans wondering why he wasn't used in game one with a sizzling Origin debut off the bench. 8

JOSH PAPALII: Largely ineffective display in attack and defence from a usually destructive performer. 4.5

COEN HESS: Tried hard to lift teammates with a rugged effort off the bench. 6

JAI ARROW: Staked his claim for a start in game three with an energetic exhibition when injected into the fray. 6.5.