Origin III: NSW Player Ratings

NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 NSW VB Blues players in Holden State of Origin Game Three.

1. Josh Dugan 

Among the best in a blue jersey on the night. Showed bravery in collecting some awkward kicks under pressure and never gave up in attack. 8/10

2. Will Hopoate

Made seven runs for just 35 metres gained. Had couple of missed tackles and his knock on gave Queensland the ball for their first try. 5/10

3. Michael Jennings

Responsible for one of the few NSW highlights to come out of the game, when he scooped up a loose ball and ran 60 metres to score. Helped his forwards with some carries early in sets.7.5/10

4. Josh Morris 

Had plenty of work to do as Queensland targeted his edge of the field. Made some nice reads and 15 tackles with two misses. 5/10

5. Brett Morris

Not many opportunities to inject himself with ball in hand. 6.5/10

6. Mitchell Pearce 

Had a forgettable night on the tackling front missing five of his 23, including a soft effort for the final try of the game scored by Aidan Guerra. 5/10

7. Trent Hodkinson

With almost no ball to work with he still went looking for work in defence. 6.5/10

8. Aaron Woods 

Registered decent numbers as always, but gave away three penalties in the first half which hurt his side. 7/10

9. Michael Ennis 

Didn't let anyone down with his efforts, showing plenty of energy in defence where he led the NSW tackle count with 50. 8/10

10. James Tamou

Couldn't match the intensity of Matt Scott and Nate Myles in the early exchanges. 6/10

11. Beau Scott

Fairly solid on his edge, but another guilty of poor discipline at times. 6.5/10

12. Ryan Hoffman

Left the field midway through the first half with a calf injury and didn't return. 3/10

13. Paul Gallen

Just kept showing up for the visitors in the middle of the park. The only NSW forward to run for over 100 metres, while he also had 41 tackles. 8.5/10

14. Trent Merrin

Limited impact off the bench. Was placed on report for a lifting tackle on Corey Parker late in first half. 6.5/10

15. Boyd Cordner

Provided good cover after Hoffman was forced from the field with injury. 6.5/10

16. David Klemmer

Failed to replicate the impact he delivered off the bench in Game II, but was still NSW's best interchange man. 7/10

17. Josh Jackson

Had a quiet night after coming on in the second half, but did little wrong. 6.5/10

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