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2019 State of Origin Game 2 review: Player performance ratings

Posted: 24 June 2019 1:06 pm
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NSW have bounced back in dramatic fashion in Game 2 of the 2019 State of Origin series. Here are the player performance ratings and key State of Origin statistics.

Well who saw that coming? It looked like NSW were destined to be bundled out of the 2019 State of Origin series in straight sets. After being comprehensively dismantled by Queensland in Game 1, the Maroons went into the game with minimal changes and all the momentum.

On the other side of the border, the Blues were in disarray. High-profile players were dropped, key men were injured and the side was butchered to the tune of seven changes. Adding to the woe for a side picked on its agility and flight-of-foot, it began pouring with rain in Perth (which rarely ever happens).

Yet, the victory never looked in doubt. From the opening whistle NSW showed all the energy and lived up to the potential of the talent in the team. Brad Fittler is a genius, it turns out. At least for one more game, anyway.

At Finder, we compare everything that matters. Like the five best NRL live streams and the 50 Best State of Origin rookie performances in history. As part of the latter, we came up with a detailed algorithm that converts every player performance – the raw data – into an overall score so we can compare every single player performance in State of Origin history. It's the ultimate in State of Origin statistics. Perhaps you caught our rundown of the Game 1 State of Origin performances.

So how did the players perform in Game 2 of the 2019 State of Origin series? Here's the ultimate State of Origin Game 2 review:

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State of Origin Game 2 review: Player ratings

Below you will see our performance algorithm applied to every player in Game 2 of the 2019 State of Origin series. The overall rank refers to how each individual's performance in Game 2 compared with every other State of Origin performance since 1980. For reference, the average score is 55, so everything above that is solid. Anything over 100 is huge. The best ever score is 222 – you'll never guess who it was.

For more information on how the algorithm was worked out, see our Top 50 rookie performances page.

PlayerGameGame rankOverall rankTeamPositionPerformance rating
JAMES TEDESCOGame 2, 2019133NSWFullback136
TOM TRBOJEVICGame 2, 2019284NSWCentre122
JOSH ADDO-CARRGame 2, 20193106NSWWinger118
TYSON FRIZELLGame 2, 20194424NSWSecond row92
JOSH MCGUIREGame 2, 20195900QLDLock75
JAKE TRBOJEVICGame 2, 20196936NSWProp74
WILL CHAMBERSGame 2, 201971004QLDCentre72
BEN HUNTGame 2, 201981005QLDHooker72
DAMIEN COOKGame 2, 201991006NSWHooker72
WADE GRAHAMGame 2, 2019101314NSWSub65
DALY CHERRY-EVANSGame 2, 2019111365QLDHalfback64
MATT GILLETTGame 2, 2019121409QLDSecond row63
JOSH PAPALIIGame 2, 2019131544QLDProp60
JACK WIGHTONGame 2, 2019141692NSWCentre57
PAUL VAUGHANGame 2, 2019151693NSWSub57
BOYD CORDNERGame 2, 2019161750NSWSecond row56
FELISE KAUFUSIGame 2, 2019171900QLDSecond row53
BLAKE FERGUSONGame 2, 2019181956NSWWinger52
MICHAEL MORGANGame 2, 2019192184QLDCentre48
TARIQ SIMSGame 2, 2019202250NSWSub47
TIM GLASBYGame 2, 2019212304QLDSub46
JAMES MALONEYGame 2, 2019222305NSWFive-eighth46
CAMERON MUNSTERGame 2, 2019232464QLDFive-eighth43
DALE FINUCANEGame 2, 2019242465NSWLock43
JARROD WALLACEGame 2, 2019252713QLDSub38
DAVID FIFITAGame 2, 2019262714QLDSub38
DANE GAGAIGame 2, 2019272811QLDWinger36
COREY OATESGame 2, 2019282863QLDWinger35
DANIEL SAIFITIGame 2, 2019292977NSWProp32
CAMERON MURRAYGame 2, 2019303039NSWSub30
KALYN PONGAGame 2, 2019313070QLDFullback29
DYLAN NAPAGame 2, 2019323509QLDProp15
NATHAN CLEARYGame 2, 2019333510NSWHalfback15
MOSES MBYEGame 2, 2019343627QLDSub11

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