2019 State of Origin Game 2 review: Player performance ratings
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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Essential reading for rugby league fans
- Where to watch State of Origin online in Australia
- Explore top 50 rookie performances in State of Origin history
- View the full 2019 NRL calendar
- Discover the five best NRL live streams ranked
- Examine the full list of every NSW player performance in history
- Complete overview of every QLD player performance in history
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.
|Player||Game||Game rank||Overall rank||Team||Position||Performance rating|
|JAMES TEDESCO||Game 2, 2019||1||33||NSW||Fullback||136|
|TOM TRBOJEVIC||Game 2, 2019||2||84||NSW||Centre||122|
|JOSH ADDO-CARR||Game 2, 2019||3||106||NSW||Winger||118|
|TYSON FRIZELL||Game 2, 2019||4||424||NSW||Second row||92|
|JOSH MCGUIRE||Game 2, 2019||5||900||QLD||Lock||75|
|JAKE TRBOJEVIC||Game 2, 2019||6||936||NSW||Prop||74|
|WILL CHAMBERS||Game 2, 2019||7||1004||QLD||Centre||72|
|BEN HUNT||Game 2, 2019||8||1005||QLD||Hooker||72|
|DAMIEN COOK||Game 2, 2019||9||1006||NSW||Hooker||72|
|WADE GRAHAM||Game 2, 2019||10||1314||NSW||Sub||65|
|DALY CHERRY-EVANS||Game 2, 2019||11||1365||QLD||Halfback||64|
|MATT GILLETT||Game 2, 2019||12||1409||QLD||Second row||63|
|JOSH PAPALII||Game 2, 2019||13||1544||QLD||Prop||60|
|JACK WIGHTON||Game 2, 2019||14||1692||NSW||Centre||57|
|PAUL VAUGHAN||Game 2, 2019||15||1693||NSW||Sub||57|
|BOYD CORDNER||Game 2, 2019||16||1750||NSW||Second row||56|
|FELISE KAUFUSI||Game 2, 2019||17||1900||QLD||Second row||53|
|BLAKE FERGUSON||Game 2, 2019||18||1956||NSW||Winger||52|
|MICHAEL MORGAN||Game 2, 2019||19||2184||QLD||Centre||48|
|TARIQ SIMS||Game 2, 2019||20||2250||NSW||Sub||47|
|TIM GLASBY||Game 2, 2019||21||2304||QLD||Sub||46|
|JAMES MALONEY||Game 2, 2019||22||2305||NSW||Five-eighth||46|
|CAMERON MUNSTER||Game 2, 2019||23||2464||QLD||Five-eighth||43|
|DALE FINUCANE||Game 2, 2019||24||2465||NSW||Lock||43|
|JARROD WALLACE||Game 2, 2019||25||2713||QLD||Sub||38|
|DAVID FIFITA||Game 2, 2019||26||2714||QLD||Sub||38|
|DANE GAGAI||Game 2, 2019||27||2811||QLD||Winger||36|
|COREY OATES||Game 2, 2019||28||2863||QLD||Winger||35|
|DANIEL SAIFITI||Game 2, 2019||29||2977||NSW||Prop||32|
|CAMERON MURRAY||Game 2, 2019||30||3039||NSW||Sub||30|
|KALYN PONGA||Game 2, 2019||31||3070||QLD||Fullback||29|
|DYLAN NAPA||Game 2, 2019||32||3509||QLD||Prop||15|
|NATHAN CLEARY||Game 2, 2019||33||3510||NSW||Halfback||15|
|MOSES MBYE||Game 2, 2019||34||3627||QLD||Sub||11|