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Player ratings for the NSW Blues to Game 3 of the 2019 Holden State of Origin series.

1. James Tedesco: Finally broke free with a brilliant run that set the stage for the Blues' first try, charged over to give NSW the lead early in the second half before scoring the match-winner. 9/10

2. Blake Ferguson: Did a mountain of work running the ball out from the Blues' end then danced along the sideline before setting up Tedesco's match-winner. 8

3. Tom Trbojevic: Had an early drop and struggled to get into the game. Pulled off a trysaving tackle before setting Blake Ferguson free to set up the winning score. 6

4. Jack Wighton: Willing all night in both attack and defence, running the ball hard and pulling off a string of important tackles. 7

5. Josh Addo-Carr: Starved of opportunity but when he got the chance charged into the teeth of the Maroons defence. 6

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6. James Maloney: Worked hard to make things happen and after he had the kick charged down which allowed Queensland to equalise kicked the goal that iced the series win. 6

7. Mitchell Pearce: Played his part in the series-clincher. Tried hard all night and started the move that saw Tedesco cross for the winning try. 6.5

8. Daniel Saifiti: Enthusiastic in defence and ran the ball hard. Made his presence felt in his 21 minutes on the field to start the match. 5

9. Damien Cook: Topped the first half tackle count for both sides (26) and probed constantly from dummy half before setting up the Blues' first try. Ran riot in the second half including a brilliant solo try from 40m out. 8.5

15: David Klemmer: Charged into his work from the kickoff, getting through plenty of work both with and without the ball. Made the most runs of any Blues forward. 7

11: Boyd Cordner: Led from the front with the ball and got through plenty of work in defence. 7

12: Tyson Frizell: Didn't do a lot with the ball in the first half but brought the pain in defence, topping the tackle count for the Blues. 6

13: Jake Trbojevic: Also did his best work without the ball in hand, getting through a mountain of work in defence. 7


14: Dale Finucane: Threw himself into the tough stuff once given his chance midway through the first half. 6

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16: Cameron Murray: Couldn't get on the field in the first half but when he finally got his chance made the most of it. Pulled off a one-on-one strip then uncorked a slashing run that almost set up a try. 7

17: Wade Graham: After sitting for the first half tried hard but his night ended early because of a torn hamstring. 4

10: Paul Vaughan: Made a huge impact once he was unleashed in the first half, making seven tackle busts in seven runs and powering over for NSW's first try. 7