Matt scores Queensland's opening try at the MCG during Game 2 of State of Origin.

Queensland took the lead several times, but eventually went down 26-18 to the Blues in the second game of the Holden State of Origin Series. NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 Queensland XXXX Maroons players in Holden State of Origin Game Two.

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1. Billy Slater 

His only piece of brilliance was the first-half offload to Inglis but was nowhere to be seen for the Blues' first two tries and had Josh Dugan blitz past him to ice the game. 6/10

2. Darius Boyd 

An assist and line break in the first half but was beaten by Josh Morris for the second straight game. 6/10 

3.Greg Inglis 

Back to his powerful best with team-high 130 metres and if not for a Nate Myles fingertip could have been the match winner. 8/10 

4. Justin Hodges 

Was burnt by Jennings' speed numerous times on the right edge, was better in the second half but not a night the veteran will remember fondly. 5/10 

5. Will Chambers 

The Blues finally put in their homework on him and it paid dividends. With 116 metres he was not poor but certainly took a step back from his first two Origin games. 5/10  

6. Johnathan Thurston 

Was the Maroons' best at both ends of the field, would have earned man-of-the-match honours had Queensland got the win. 9/10

7. Daly Cherry-Evans

Had a clever try assist in the second half to wrongfoot the Blues defence but it was the sole highlight. Did little to step out of Cooper Cronk's shadow. 5/10

8. Matt Scott

A fantastic start that included a try but went off after 15 minutes and did not come back on until the 53rd. Went to war with his opposing number Aaron Woods. 7/10

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9. Cameron Smith 

Another great showing by the skipper as he marshaled his troops as always and again led the way with 46 tackles. 8/10

10. Nate Myles

Injured his right ankle after 10 minutes that left him hindered but was strong and forced the penalty that lead to the Maroons taking a second half lead. 7/10

11. Aidan Guerra

Took the hard hit-ups when they were there to be had, was solid without doing anything spectacular. 6/10

12. Sam Thaiday

Played just 55 minutes and failed to have an impact on the second half like he did in Game One, had a total of just 37 metres. 5/10

13. Corey Parker

A great performance by the veteran who had 117 metres, 41 tackles and played in Scott for the Maroons first try. 8/10

14. Michael Morgan

Got his first run after 55 minutes but was unlucky to knock on the Farah grubber kick that ultimately lead to the Blues sealing the game. 5/10

15. Josh McGuire

Very good off the bench after coming on for Scott after 15 minutes. Averaged 9.7 metres per run and had 22 tackles. 7/10

16. Matt Gillett

Finally scored his debut Origin try and got stuck in with 30 tackles after coming on for Thaiday with 10 minutes left in the first half. 7/10

17. Jacob Lillyman

Solid off the bench in place of the limping Nate Myles, nothing stellar but stood up as the workhorse when his side needed him. 6/10