Origin player ratings: How the players fared in Game One

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  1. GongPanther

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    By Matt Bungard & James Buckley
    6 June 2018 — 10:46pm.

    New South Wales - Matt Bungard
    1. James Tedesco: Outstanding at the back - scored the opening try, heavily involved in the sealer, hit hard in defence and ran well all night long. 9/10.

    2. Tom Trbojevic: Showed courage under a constant barrage of Queensland kicks and swiped a try straight out of his opposite number's hands. 7.5

    3. Latrell Mitchell: Had some quality touches and showed real class with his try - looked completely at home at this level. 8

    4. James Roberts: A quiet night for the Broncos centre, who didn't really get the chance to stamp his mark on this game. 6.5

    5. Josh Addo-Carr: Finished his try acrobatically, very nearly grabbed a second at the death and was safe as houses for the full 80 minutes. 7.5.

    6. James Maloney: A bit of a mixed bag in the first half, but a masterclass in the second. Steered the ship around like the veteran he is. 8

    7. Nathan Cleary: Took somewhat of a backseat to his halves partner, but ran the ball well and put in a few nice kicks. Looks to be the long-term answer for NSW. 7

    8. David Klemmer: Not as involved as he would have liked but still ran the ball with real venom every time he had the chance. 7

    9. Damien Cook: Fantastic debut for the Souths hooker, his run set up the first try and he barely put a foot wrong for the whole 80 minutes. 8.5

    10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard: Ran hard, tackled hard and led from the front. Another who looks like he's in for the long haul in a Blues jumper. 7

    11. Boyd Cordner: Held down the left edge brilliantly and was solid in defence, as he always is. A real captain's effort. 8



    12. Tyson Frizell: Dominated on the left and was a large part of why the Blues got on the front foot in the early stages. Faded a bit in the second half. 7.5

    13. Jack de Belin: Limited minutes for the Dragons enforcer but made every hit count when he got the chance. Lost game time to Jake Trbojevic but did well. 6.5

    14. Paul Vaughan: Got belted a couple of times but kept coming. Provided some spark off the bench, especially in the back end of the first half. 6.5

    15. Jake Trbojevic: His runs from inside his own half got the Blues out of trouble several times - a reliable and composed showing. 7.5

    16. Angus Crichton: Limited impact in attack but turned the game with a tackle on Dane Gagai just after Queensland had taken the lead. 6.5

    17. Tyrone Peachey: Only came on for the last seven minutes, but showed a couple of nice touches. 5.



    Queensland - James Buckley
    1. Michael Morgan: Good game. Hit the line at speed with every carry, and produced a first-half tackle on Josh Addo-Carr which may have saved a try. 7/10

    2. Valentine Holmes: Sprinted 90m for Queensland’s first try but could do nothing to stop Tom Trbojevic from scoring. Ran for a team-high 223m. 7

    3. Greg Inglis: Did his best work in defence as the new captain. Smashed Tom Trbojevic in the first half then nailed Nathan Cleary in the second. 7

    4. Will Chambers: Missed tackle in lead up to Blues’ third try. Drove a high knee into Damien Cook which should attract match-review attention. 4

    5. Dane Gagai: Scored the Maroons’ second despite a finger injury, but key error on own 20m line led to Blues try. Try-saver late on Addo-Carr. 7

    6. Cameron Munster: Looked dangerous at times but well handled by the Blues. James Tedesco went right through him in the lead up to Addo-Carr’s try. 5

    7. Ben Hunt: Set up Queensland’s second try with a deft grubber to Dane Gagai’s wing. Solid first game at halfback and produced some nice kicks. 6

    8. Dylan Napa: Quiet throughout, and didn’t have the fiery impact that was expected of him. Behind the speed of the game all night. 4

    9. Andrew McCullough: Serviceable in his debut trying to fill the shoes of Cameron Smith. Made 50 tackles before he was replaced with 15 minutes to go. 6

    10. Jarrod Wallace: Solid in two separate stints. Made 25 tackles but only five runs and was one of Queensland’s quieter forwards. 5

    11. Gavin Cooper: Hit hard with every chance he got, but was virtually reduced to defensive duty. Crunched by Reagan Campbell-Gillard late on. 6

    12. Felise Kaufusi: Plenty of involvement. Almost put Chambers away in the first half, but the Storm and Kangaroos man missed some key tackles. 6

    13. Josh McGuire: Caught out of position in the lead-up to NSW’s first try. Got through his share of work but looked short of a gallop. Not his best game. 6

    15. Josh Papalii: Very strong showing from the bench. Made 30 tackles and proved a battering ram every time he ran the ball. 7

    16. Coen Hess: Never really threatened in a 27-minute spell either side of halfway. Came on for the last six minutes but had little impact. 4

    17. Jai Arrow: Tried his heart out playing limited minutes on debut. Will have stronger games for Queensland in the future. 5

    19. Anthony Milford: Only given the last 15 minutes and was unable to spark a Queensland comeback. Helped hold up Latrell Mitchell late on. 3

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/or...layers-fared-in-game-one-20180606-p4zjx4.html

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    Pretty much how I saw it. Loved Cook. I don't mind having Cordner there to be the settled player among the attacking stars to help keep the defence focused.
     
  3. Pedge1971

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    I thought Cordner was great. Not spectacular but was always there to take the tough hit up when others were standing back hands on hips.
     
  4. TheFrog

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    He had to do this because the threequarters weren't able to effectively. He is playing the Gallen role. This is not his usual role at the Roosters, am I right?
     
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    Nope but it was a proper captains knock just the same.
     
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    If that was his job and he did it so be it. We hve plenty of strike around him.
     

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