Tate in doubt for Broncos

Brisbane's Brett Tate is likely to miss tomorrow night's showdown with leader Melbourne Storm after suffering a knee injury during Queensland's thrilling State of Origin series victory at Telstra Dome last night.

Tate could miss a week or two with a grade one medial ligament tear but he's refusing to rule himself out of tomorrow night's match until he sees a doctor later today. It was Tate's 71st minute try that started Queensland's late surge to win the deciding third Origin game 16-14.

Afterwards Queensland skipper Darren Lockyer, who won the Wally Lewis player of the series, was also voted Queensland's player of the game and named winner of the Peter Jackson trophy. Tate also collected a major player award named in honour of the late Queensland senator Ron McAuliffe who was instrumental in starting up State of Origin.