QLD hang on to win Game III
Grubber on the last by Peachey goes to Hunt and he's caught on his tryline. a minute left,
Addo-Carr with a break down the wing, the Blues are eventually pulled down 30m shy of the QLD line.
NSW spread it left with a long pass and Holmes with a diving intercept, saves the day for QLD.
QLD knock the ball out of the Blues hands on the last. NSW regathers and gets six again, 10m from the QLD line.
DROP OUT QLD - Cleary with a nice grubber and Gagai cleans up inside his own in-goal, evades one tackle but is eventually wrapped up
SCRUM NSW - Chambers with a knock on. NSW gets another set of 6.
PENALTY NSW - Chambers kicks the ball out of Addo-Carr's hands as he was playing the ball.
Bad pass by De Belin goes behind Maloney's head and the Maroons clean up, 20m from their own line.
PENALTY NSW - Maroons offside. Blues needed that. They start their set on halfway. NSW looks tired.
Another great Maroons grubber, but Maloney cleans up and somehow gets back in the field of play.
SCRUM NSW - Great defensive set by QLD, hemmed the Blues inside their own 20m again. Maloney attempted a chip but it just went into touch, 20m from the Blues line.
Munster with a gentle grubber and Tom Trbojevic cleans up and stays in the field of play.
PENALTY QLD - NSW on the attack and all but score, only for play to be called back after Klemmer tripped Hunt.
QLD lose the ball 20m from their own line. Blues on the attack now.
Holmes converts from right in front.
Munster with a dummy, steps in field, shrugs off two lazy defenders and then passes to Cooper, who then passes back to DCE who then races away to score under the posts.
SCRUM QLD - Crichton makes a good run and pass, but Roberts is slightly out of position and the pass goes behind him and into touch.
Jake Trbojevic offloads to his brother, but the pass goes forward.
Holmes from the sideline, pushes it across the face
Queensland shifts the ball to the right and Chambers sends Holmes on a narrow run down touch to score in the corner.
PENALTY QLD - Sims has played the ball and then stupidly tackles the marker Ben Hunt
SCRUM NSW - Chambers runs towards the line and as he's being bundled into touch, he drops it forward.
Maloney rushes up on DCE and shuts him down.
PENALTY QLD - Cleary offside. Maroons with a fresh set, 10m from the Blues line.
SCRUM QLD - Blues with a stray pass that goes into touch just inside the Blues half.
Hunt kicks on the 4th and he follows through to tackle Trbojevic on the Blues 10m
Cleary with a grubber in to the QLD in-goal and Slater is equal to the task, getting back into the field of play.
Cooks sneaky little grubber has been magnificently reeled in by McGuire
Cleary converts to give the Blues an unheralded lead at halftime
Cook goes right, draws McGuire out of the line, dishes to Tedesco who strolls through the gap and scores near the posts.
PENALTY NSW - Blues with a set inside the Maroons half,.
Cleary 25m in from the right touchline, adds the extras.
Cameron Munster with a flat ball that hits Tom Trbojevic on the chest and he does the same as Holmes earlier and runs 90m to score.
PENALTY QLD - Roberts holding down again. QLD starts another set inside the Blues half.
DCE's cross kick is taken in-goal by CLeary. NSW has a 7 tackle set
Holmes from almost in front, kicks the penalty goal.
Maloney sent to the sin bin
Munster put in a grubber that very nearly saw Slater score. It hits the upright and the Blues reel it in. However the play comes back to Maloney who stopped in the way of Slater who was running through. Maloney is sent to the sin bin
DROP OUT NSW - DCE again with another great grubber and it hits Tedesco on the chest as he is shielding it over the dead ball line.
DROP OUT NSW - DCE with another great grubber and Tom Trbojevic is forced dead after cleaning up.
SCRUM QLD - Accidental offisde by Cordner, 10m from his own line.
DROP OUT NSW - DCE with another grubber and Cleary is forced to take it dead.
PENALTY QLD - Roberts holding down too long in the tackle.
Great defensive set by Queensland. NS kicks on the last, just 20m from their own line. They start their set on halfway.
QLD kick on the third and Tom Trbojevic goes back to clean up and does enough to get back into the field of play.
Tedesco very nearly scores. Tom Trbojevic attempts to bat the kick back but it travels slightly forward,
Blues slowed down the Maroons play in that set. DCE managed to get a good kick away,.
Late offload by Kaufusi close to the line. NHone of the Maroons were ready for it and Maloney dives on the loose ball.
DROP OUT NSW - Chambers grubbers into the Blues in-goal and Tedesco dives on it
PENALTY QLD - Blues offside. Maroons have all the momentum so far. The Blues have been starved of the ball.
Holmes 20m in from the right touchline, converts his own try.
Holmes takes an intercept which is a mirror of his try in Origin I and runs 90 metres to score.
Cook with a bust through the middle and makes 40m
SCRUM NSW - Good defence forces a Maroons error
DROP OUT NSW - DCE was a lovely grubber and Addo-Carr forces it dead
Chambers comes up and in and forces the Blues to turn the ball over near halfway
SCRUM NSW - DCE puts in a cross kick and Slater leaps above the pack and takes it, however it bobbled ever so slightly into Cleary's hand.
PENALTY QLD - Mitchell pinged for a shoulder charge on Slater.
DCE passes the ball on third tackle. That'll please the Maroons fans. Munster kicks on the last and the Maroons hem the Blues inside their own 10. Great opening set.
The Blues get us underway!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Brett Suttor
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea
Tries: Valentine Holmes (2), Daly Cherry-Evans
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Valentine Holmes (1/1)
NEW SOUTH WALES (12)
Tries: Tom Trbojevic, James Tedesco
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (2/2)