Origin III: Queensland player ratings

Munster, Smith and Slater lead the way in Queensland's finest hour. NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 Maroons players in the Origin decider.

‌1. Billy Slater 

As good now as he ever was. Brilliant in defence and a constant threat in attack with two line breaks.  9/10

2. Valentine Holmes 

Scored a memorable hat-trick in just his second Origin with a good grounding for the opening try and fingertip work for his third. Did get outjumped by Dugan for Blues' only try.  8.5/10

3. Will Chambers

Not his most dominant Origin but did his job in attack and defence and quietly racked up an impressive 149 running metres. 7.5/10

4. Michael Morgan

If you hadn't seen him play before this game you'd have no clue he was not a regular centre. Wonderful work to set up the opening try of the night  7.5/10

5. Dane Gagai

A fine finish to a dominant series. Safe under the high ball, a massive handful on kick returns and team-high 168 run metres plus four tackle busts. 8.5/10

6. Cameron Munster

If there was a word that means "being overawed on Origin debut", Cameron Munster is the opposite of that. An inspired choice at five-eighth, pulled off a quality line break and pair of try assists to close out the game with a match-high six tackle busts. Best on ground.  9.5/10

7. Cooper Cronk

His cross-field kick for the second try of the game was crystallised perfection though he did have a try of his own knocked from his grasp. Controlled the match to a tee. 8.5/10

8. Dylan Napa

Massive involvement from the new leader of the Queensland pack though 61 metres and 26 tackles doesn’t capture the work he got through. Was a big part of Queensland's early rock-solid defence and charging line-speed. 7/10

9. Cameron Smith

Utterly pulled the Blues apart in the first half. He did completely bomb a try in very un-Smith-like fashion but was momentous otherwise. 9/10

10. Jarrod Wallace

Given far more minutes than in his understated debut; did his job to a tee in Queensland's early dominance and jagged a well-deserved try to seal the game late. 7/10

11. Gavin Cooper

Momentous in defence with a match-high 43 tackles and marshalled the Maroons' left edge brilliantly.  8.5/10

12. Matt Gillet

What Cooper did on the left, Gillett matched on the right; only Cooper bettered his 41 tackles. 7.5/10

13. Josh McGuire

A stack of work in the middle and continues to get under the Blues' skin.  7.5/10

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14. Ben Hunt

Given just eight minutes once the game was sealed. Did his best to get involved but no opportunity to impact the match. 3/10

15. Josh Papalii

Responded to his coach's criticism with arguably his best game of the series. Immediate impact after being injected early but limited to half an hour on field. 6.5/10

16. Coen Hess

Brought on earlier than in his muted Game Two debut but didn't finish with much more in the way of minutes or involvement. 6/10

17. Tim Glasby

Opportunistic line break early was the highlight of a steady half hour on the pitch. 5/10