Corey Parker was immense for the Maroons in Game Three.

Origin III: Qld player ratings

NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 Queensland XXXX Maroons players in Holden State of Origin Game Three.

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 1.  Greg Inglis

From his first kick return of the game sent Ryan Hoffman sprawling and ran back to the 30 metre line, Queensland earning a penalty on the back of his quick play-the-ball. Extraordinary display of skill to tap ball back and earn his side a drop-out and terrorised the Blues through the middle of the field. The GI we all know he can be on the game's biggest stage. 9/10

2. Darius Boyd

Professional performance from the cool take of a Mitchell Pearce bomb on his try-line in 25th minute where he managed to stay in the field of play to his finish on the left flank for his 16th Origin try. 7.5/10

3. Will Chambers

Looked dangerous without ever breaking through the Blues defence in his first game at centre until he scored the try that signalled Queensland's largest ever Origin score. Ran for 150 metres and revelled in the open spaces of the second half. 7.5/10

4. Justin Hodges

Inauspicious start to his final Origin with a dropped ball from his first carry but all class from that point on. Troubled the Blues with his prolific dummy-half runs and in his inimitably casual manner tapped the ball back into play for Gillett's try early in the second half. One last highlight for the show reel. Given an extra half a point for kicking the final conversion of the game. 8.5/10

5. Dane Gagai

Shaky start with a dropped bomb in the opening minutes but recovered well, scoring the game's first try and handling everything the Blues threw at him. 7/10

6: Johnathan Thurston

Excellent defensively early on faced with Beau Scott and Josh Dugan charging at him, 'JT' took complete command of the game on the back of the inspired work of his forwards. From the sideline conversion of the Gagai try that seemed so important to the crafting of three tries by his own hand and numerous others, it was the game's best rising to a rare occasion to further cement his greatness. 9.5/10

7. Cooper Cronk

It's no coincidence that Queensland put on the greatest point-scoring performance in their Origin history with Cronk back at the helm. Earned his side a much-needed penalty in 26th minute when under the pump deep inside own half and his expert kicking game continually sent the Blues back to their own try-line. His is the structure that allows his teammates to put on the style. 8.5/10

8. Matt Scott

The best forward on the field in the opening 15 minutes, Scott sent the message early that the Maroons forwards wouldn't be bullied a second time and his fellow big men rallied around him. Ran for more than 130 metres in powerful performance. 8.5/10

9. Cameron Smith

Under all sorts of personal pressure in the lead-up, engineered the most dominant performance in Origin history. Finding himself in the uncustomary position of taking a hit-up early in the game, fought with Blues defenders until he earned his team a penalty in front to level the scores. Continually probed around the middle of the field and dictated the pace of the game. 8.5/10

10. Nate Myles

A typically stoic performance from Myles in the middle of the field that will have won few plaudits outside the inner sanctum, 94 metres and 20 tackles. 7.5/10

11. Aidan Guerra

Regularly poked his head through running off Thurston on the left and provided the last pass for Morgan's try, further emphasising his value to this Queensland team. 8/10

12. Sam Thaiday

Yet another inspired display from a player supposedly past his best. Powerful charges on the right side, particularly close to the line worried the Blues and his desperation to dive on loose balls in the second half maintained the mountain of possession enjoyed by the Maroons. 8.5/10

13. Corey Parker

He may be just a few weeks older than Justin Hodges but there is no indication Parker's Origin days are drawing to a close. A workhorse in the middle of the field and dangerous in attack, Parker had 20 runs for 147 metres, made five tackle busts and four offloads as well as providing the pass for Gagai's try. Recovered quickly from a nasty lifting tackle by Merrin and Hodkinson six minutes from half-time. Named player of the series. 9/10

14. Michael Morgan

Instant impact when introduced early in the second half, first threatening to bust through on the left edge and then following through moments later to take the Maroons past 30. Backed it up with a try assist for Boyd's 16th Origin try. 7/10

15. Josh Papalii

Made an instant impact when introduced in the 24th minute with a promising first charge and then running a perfect line off Thurston shortly after to score his first Origin try. 7/10

16. Matt Gillett

On in the 31st minute and quickly picked up from the good work of the starting park with powerful charges. Johnny-on-the-spot for the Hodges tap-back in the opening minutes of the second half, his second try in as many games. 7/10

17. Jacob Lillyman

By far and away the best game of his Origin career, possibly his life. Coming on after 25 minutes, Lillyman steamed onto the ball with every carry, almost going through the entire Blues team from the kick-off before half-time. He had racked up 72m in just 15 minutes and finished with 137m from 13 runs to dispel any notion that he is not an important part of this team. 8.5/10