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Stat Attack: Maroons finally get one over Blues - just not on scoreboard

The Maroons failed to score a point as they lost the Origin series in game two, but they at least took the top spot in the majority of the Telstra Tracker metrics.

Winger Xavier Coates, who received a dramatic late call-up after Ronaldo Mulitalo's eligibility-enforced withdrawal, produced the top speed (35.6km/h) of the series in Queensland's 26-0 loss on Sunday.

Coates also led the way for high-speed efforts (bursts of 20km/h or more) with 31 - equalling Blues fullback James Tedesco.

Makeshift Maroons centre Kurt Capewell covered the most high-speed distance (730.9m over 20km/h) as he scrambled to contain Tom Trbojevic while Coates (721.3m) also sustained his speed.

NSW winger Josh Addo-Carr, who along with teammate Trbojevic was the fastest in Origin I (34.9km/h), could only muster a maximum velocity of 33.5km/h - equating to 9.3 metres per second - in Origin II.

But that was enough to be ranked equal-second for speed alongside fellow Blues back Latrell Mitchell.

And Addo-Carr still had far too much toe for Queensland when it counted, accelerating up the sideline in a flash to set up an important first-half try for Trbojevic.

Maroons centre Dane Gagai (33.1km/h) and Trbojevic (33.1) rounded out the top five while NSW back-rower Liam Martin (31) was the quickest forward, finishing in 12th place overall.

The Blues headed up the total distance category thanks to halfback Nathan Cleary, who racked up 7.99km to edge Queensland pivot Cameron Munster (7.84) and NSW partner Jarome Luai (7.61).

Cleary has now covered the most distance of any player in three of his past four State of Origin appearances.

Capewell (30), Trbojevic (30) and Maroons fullback Valentine Holmes (27) were other standouts for high-speed efforts.

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