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Origin II player ratings: NSW Blues

Player ratings for the NSW Blues team in their State of Origin II clash with the Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium.

1. James Tedesco: Bounced off Maroon jerseys like a pinball and just kept running. Showed why Tom Trbojevic and Latrell Mitchell are playing in the centres with a sensational captain's knock. 9.5

2. Brian To'o: Attracted plenty of attention when he ran the ball but still pumped out 160 metres and got NSW's sets rolling. A few nervy moments under the high ball in the second half. 7.5

3. Latrell Mitchell: Somehow went to another level after his game one masterclass. Produced a series of clutch plays - including a one-on-one strip that preceded the opening try and a 90-metre intercept of his own - that laid that platform for the victory. 9

Mitchell intercepts a pass and goes 85m to score

4. Tom Trbojevic: A heavily marked man following his stellar Origin I performance and still left an indelible stamp on the match. Scored yet another try before saving one with a last-ditch effort on Xavier Coates. 8.5

5. Josh Addo-Carr: Got on the scoreboard early and then showed blistering pace to scorch the right touchline and put Trbojevic over. Ended up with a deserved double. 8

6. Jarome Luai: Does anything faze this bloke? Queensland put a target on his back after game one but again the pivot kept his composure, executed his role and revelled in every confrontation. 8

The Foxx is back amongst the tries at Origin level

7. Nathan Cleary: Marshalled the troops expertly and created space for his outside men with ease. Has well and truly dominated at Origin level and is now mounting a serious case to usurp Daly Cherry-Evans in the Australian team. 8

8. Daniel Saifiti: Absorbed Queensland's intensity in the opening exchanges, helping his team dominate through the middle as the game wore on. 7.5

9. Damien Cook: Slick dummy-half service as usual and made sure to capitalise on ruck momentum. Overshadowed by some of the backline stars but has answered his critics in style. 7.5

10. Junior Paulo: Promoted to the starting team and held his own. Like Saifiti, the prop held firm when the Maroons came up firing and finished the match off strongly when the win was in the bag. 7

11. Cameron Murray: Made his biggest impression in defence. A couple of forgettable errors - potentially costing two tries with an error and then an offside play - but overall he did exactly what was required. 7

Blues strike from long-range through Trbojevic

12. Tariq Sims: Tough and uncompromising. Has repaid Brad Fittler's selection faith in spades with two fantastic displays. 7

13. Isaah Yeo: Played like an extra half in the first 20 minutes as he fed his fellow forwards the ball. Just as effective when he tucked the Steeden under his arm. Has quickly become a crucial cog for NSW. 8


14. Jack Wighton: Only played the final 10 minutes but was eager to get involved. A luxury to have on the interchange. 5

15. Angus Crichton: Made up for missing the first game with a mammoth performance. Versatility was on show as he dominated through the middle. 8.5

Turbo saves a certain try to Coates

16. Payne Haas: It was no surprise the Blues began to pull away when Haas was injected into the fray. Lethal leg speed and power. 8

17. Liam Martin: Let no one down in a solid 27-minute stint. Would have relished being out there as the clock wound down. 5

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