We rate all 17 New South Wales players after their 32-8 defeat to Queensland at Suncorp Stadium.
1. Jarryd Hayne – 7
One of NSW’s best players of the series, he was very involved and dangerous every time he touched the ball. Queensland had him covered well however, and he didn’t have the room he needed to make a big impact.
2. James McManus – 5.5
Had very little impact on the game, but didn’t do much wrong.
3. Josh Dugan – 6.5
Scored his team’s only try as well as having his hands full with Greg Inglis all night. Didn’t see too much of the ball.
4. Josh Morris – 5
Clearly struggled with an early knee injury and didn’t offer much in attack.
5. Daniel Tupou – 6
Didn’t see much action, but a timely tap denied Will Chambers a try.
6. Josh Reynolds – 5
On report for a shoulder charge on Chambers, but defended well. Had little effect in attack, though.
7. Trent Hodkinson – 5.5
Couldn’t back up his match-winning performance in Game II. Provided a nice pass for Dugan’s try.
8. Paul Gallen – 7
Was his usual self. Another hard-working, tough performance.
9. Robbie Farah – 7.5
Made a game high 48 tackles as well as some good early runs. One of NSW better performers.
10. Aaron Woods – 5.5
Was strong defensively, but didn’t do much with the ball in his hands.
11. Beau Scott – 6.5
Produced an incredible try-saving tackle on Greg Inglis, and had a solid night defensively.
12. Ryan Hoffman – 7
Was his quietest game all series, but still managed to run 106 metres from 12 hit-ups as well as 29 tackles.
13. Greg Bird – 6
The nature of the game meant he was never able to assert his dominance, but he was strong defensively. Found it hard to make metres.
14. James Tamou – 5.5
Missed a tackle on Cherry-Evans which resulted in a Queensland try, and it’s clear that a bench role does not suit him.
15. Boyd Cordner – 7
An excellent performance off the bench with eight hit-ups and 20 tackles.
16. Trent Merrin – 5
Struggled. Didn’t have an impact.
17. Luke Lewis – 5
Didn’t have much of a chance to shine, and have away a few silly penalties.