Queensland Maroons Origin II player ratings

Player ratings for the Queensland Maroons team for Game 2 of the 2019 Holden State of Origin series.

1. Kalyn Ponga: Out-jumped for a Tom Trbojevic try, and brushed off for a Tyson Frizell try, with a poor pass right after the rain came to put Oates into touch. A big comedown from game one heroics but still tried hard and put his body on the line. 6/10

2. Corey Oates: Starved of ball and had less than 50 metres by the 60-minute mark before a long late run boosted his tally just past 100. Had Blues defenders all over him every time he did get a touch. 4

3. Michael Morgan: Costly escort penalty for running Ferguson off the ball and caught out for two tries. Still, had the most metres of any Maroon with 118. 4.5

Match: Maroons v Blues

Game 2 -

Full Time
Maroons

Home Team

Maroons

Scored 6 points
Blues

Away Team

Blues

Scored 38 points

Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network

4. Will Chambers: Awarded a penalty try but otherwise quiet in attack. Threw an intercept to Storm teammate Josh Addo-Carr after a half-break and had several costly reads in defence with a game-high eight missed tackles and just 44 run metres. 3.5

5. Dane Gagai: Palmed off by Josh Addo-Carr in the lead-up to Tom Trbojevic's third try and sold a beauty by Wade Graham for Addo-Carr's second. Just 69 metres with the ball. 3

6. Cameron Munster: Had nowhere near the space and time to work with he did in game one and couldn't find another way to make an impact. 5.5

7. Daly Cherry-Evans: A mixed bag with his kicks including a few errant short kicks to let the pressure off NSW. Tough to make an impact from the halves when your forwards are badly beaten. 6

8. Dylan Napa: Failed to control the middle as the Blues dominated the early salvos. Didn't get back on after opening 23 minutes that netted just 27 run metres and 13 tackles with two missed. 3

9. Ben Hunt: A total of seven missed tackles including a bad one on Tedesco in the lead-up to Trbojevic's second try. Took a huge chunk of the kicking, including a 40/20 and a grubber for his side's only try. 5.5

10. Josh Papalii: Costly error in the set after Queensland's first-half try. Had sting in his carries when he got them but nowhere near the impact of game one. 5.5

11. Felise Kaufusi: An early error and offside penalty contributed to Blues' early dominance. The most metres of the Maroons forwards with 107 and the only one to crack the ton. 6

12. Matt Gillett: Tackled his heart out and did a few pieces of handy cleanup work to try and stem the flood of Blues points with a game-high 47 tackles. 6.5

13. Josh McGuire: Probably Queensland's best forward in a dominated pack in a big stint for 93 metres and 36 tackles. 7

Interchange:

14. Moses Mbye: Will be remembered more for a medical emergency in the lead-up than a quiet 14 minutes which came long after the game was decided – but did nothing wrong in his short stint. 4

15. Jarrod Wallace: Hooked after giving away a poor penalty to concede two points for attacking the legs of the kicker. Before that, it was an otherwise uninspiring 28-minute stint that included 53 metres and three missed tackles. Origin career hangs by a thread. 3

16. Tim Glasby: Temporarily starched up the middle with 23 tackles and just one miss once he came on and carried well in his 36 minutes. Along with McGuire, was the best of the outmatched Queensland middles. 7

17: David Fifita: Queensland were well on the back foot by the time he got on but tackled well and arguably offered more than several of the starters. 6