Full Time
80:00
8:05pm Wed July 11, 2018
Series - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 51214
79min

QLD hang on to win Game III

79min

Grubber on the last by Peachey goes to Hunt and he's caught on his tryline. a minute left,

78min

Addo-Carr with a break down the wing, the Blues are eventually pulled down 30m shy of the QLD line.

77min

NSW spread it left with a long pass and Holmes with a diving intercept, saves the day for QLD.

76min

QLD knock the ball out of the Blues hands on the last. NSW regathers and gets six again, 10m from the QLD line.

74min

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

73min

SCRUM NSW - Chambers with a knock on. NSW gets another set of 6.

72min

PENALTY NSW - Chambers kicks the ball out of Addo-Carr's hands as he was playing the ball.

71min

Bad pass by De Belin goes behind Maloney's head and the Maroons clean up, 20m from their own line.

70min

PENALTY NSW - Maroons offside. Blues needed that. They start their set on halfway. NSW looks tired.

70min

Another great Maroons grubber, but Maloney cleans up and somehow gets back in the field of play.

68min

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.

67min

Munster with a gentle grubber and Tom Trbojevic cleans up and stays in the field of play.

64min

PENALTY QLD - NSW on the attack and all but score, only for play to be called back after Klemmer tripped Hunt.

63min

QLD lose the ball 20m from their own line. Blues on the attack now.

59min

Conversion: Maroons
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes converts from right in front.

Maroons lead Maroons 18 - 12 Blues
58min

Try: Maroons
Scored by Daly Cherry-Evans. Kick to come.

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.

Maroons lead Maroons 16 - 12 Blues
56min

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.

54min

Jake Trbojevic offloads to his brother, but the pass goes forward.

52min

Conversion: Maroons
Attempted by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes from the sideline, pushes it across the face

Tied up at Maroons 12 - 12 Blues
51min

Try: Maroons
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Queensland shifts the ball to the right and Chambers sends Holmes on a narrow run down touch to score in the corner.

Tied up at Maroons 12 - 12 Blues
50min

PENALTY QLD - Sims has played the ball and then stupidly tackles the marker Ben Hunt

48min

SCRUM NSW - Chambers runs towards the line and as he's being bundled into touch, he drops it forward.

47min

Maloney rushes up on DCE and shuts him down.

47min

PENALTY QLD - Cleary offside. Maroons with a fresh set, 10m from the Blues line.

45min

SCRUM QLD - Blues with a stray pass that goes into touch just inside the Blues half.

44min

Hunt kicks on the 4th and he follows through to tackle Trbojevic on the Blues 10m

44min

Cleary with a grubber in to the QLD in-goal and Slater is equal to the task, getting back into the field of play.

42min

Cooks sneaky little grubber has been magnificently reeled in by McGuire

39min

Conversion: Blues
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary converts to give the Blues an unheralded lead at halftime

Blues lead Maroons 8 - 12 Blues
39min

Try: Blues
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Cook goes right, draws McGuire out of the line, dishes to Tedesco who strolls through the gap and scores near the posts.

Blues lead Maroons 8 - 10 Blues
39min

PENALTY NSW - Blues with a set inside the Maroons half,.

39min

Conversion: Blues
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary 25m in from the right touchline, adds the extras.

Maroons lead Maroons 8 - 6 Blues
37min

Try: Blues
Scored by Tom Trbojevic. Kick to come.

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.

Maroons lead Maroons 8 - 4 Blues
36min

PENALTY QLD - Roberts holding down again. QLD starts another set inside the Blues half.

34min

DCE's cross kick is taken in-goal by CLeary. NSW has a 7 tackle set

30min

Penalty Goal: Maroons
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes from almost in front, kicks the penalty goal.

Maroons lead Maroons 8 - 0 Blues
30min

Maloney sent to the sin bin

30min

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

29min

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.

27min

DROP OUT NSW - DCE with another great grubber and Tom Trbojevic is forced dead after cleaning up.

25min

SCRUM QLD - Accidental offisde by Cordner, 10m from his own line.

23min

DROP OUT NSW - DCE with another grubber and Cleary is forced to take it dead.

22min

PENALTY QLD - Roberts holding down too long in the tackle.

22min

Great defensive set by Queensland. NS kicks on the last, just 20m from their own line. They start their set on halfway.

21min

QLD kick on the third and Tom Trbojevic goes back to clean up and does enough to get back into the field of play.

20min

Tedesco very nearly scores. Tom Trbojevic attempts to bat the kick back but it travels slightly forward,

19min

Blues slowed down the Maroons play in that set. DCE managed to get a good kick away,.

17min

Late offload by Kaufusi close to the line. NHone of the Maroons were ready for it and Maloney dives on the loose ball.

15min

DROP OUT NSW - Chambers grubbers into the Blues in-goal and Tedesco dives on it

14min

PENALTY QLD - Blues offside. Maroons have all the momentum so far. The Blues have been starved of the ball.

12min

Conversion: Maroons
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes 20m in from the right touchline, converts his own try.

Maroons lead Maroons 6 - 0 Blues
10min

Try: Maroons
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Holmes takes an intercept which is a mirror of his try in Origin I and runs 90 metres to score.

Maroons lead Maroons 4 - 0 Blues
9min

Cook with a bust through the middle and makes 40m

9min

SCRUM NSW - Good defence forces a Maroons error

8min

DROP OUT NSW - DCE was a lovely grubber and Addo-Carr forces it dead

3min

Chambers comes up and in and forces the Blues to turn the ball over near halfway

3min

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.

2min

PENALTY QLD - Mitchell pinged for a shoulder charge on Slater.

1min

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

QUEENSLAND (18)
Tries: Valentine Holmes (2), Daly Cherry-Evans
Field Goals:
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Valentine Holmes (1/1)

NEW SOUTH WALES (12)
Tries: Tom Trbojevic, James Tedesco
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (2/2)
Penalty Goals: