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2019 State of Origin Game 3 review: Player performance ratings

Posted: 11 July 2019 10:37 am
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NSW won the 2019 State of Origin series with a last-minute try, but who were the best performers on the park? Here's your State of Origin Game 3 review.

What a game! It swung one way, then it swung the other. The scores were level at the start, even at half-time and even deep into the 79th minute. Then with one final throw of the dice, State of Origin redemption came to Mitchell Pearce.

Pearce threw a risky long ball, ripe for interception, over the head of a Queensland defender to Tom "Turbo" Trbojevic, who shot it out to another player seeking State of Origin redemption in Blake Fergusson. Fergo danced down the touchline, millimetres away from going out, before finding man-of-the-series James Tedesco on the inside for the game-sealing, series-sealing (dynasty-sealing?) try. Wow!

For the home crowd of screaming NSW Blues fans, it was an explosive moment in time that will never be forgotten. For the Queensland Maroons players and the dedicated outcrop of fans who made the trip south to ANZ Stadium, it was heartbreak.

But who were the best players on the park? As sponsors of the NRL (and rugby league tragics), the team at Finder created the ultimate player performance rating algorithm. It converts all aspects of a player's game, including possessions, average run metres, missed tackles and line-break assists, then applies a score to them. Some positive, some negative. Each have been accentuated for the Origin arena, where certain stats are a lot harder to earn than they are in club land and certain mistakes far costlier.

You can find more information, and this algorithm applied, in our 50 best rookie performances in Origin history article. We also have a list of every NSW State of Origin performance in history and every Queensland State of Origin performance in history, for you to browse through.

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State of Origin Game 3 review: Player ratings

Below you will find all the player performances from State of Origin Game 3 as ranked per the algorithm we mentioned above. Note that we have supplied a game rank and an overall rank. The latter refers to how that performance compares with every other performance in State of Origin history, of which there have been 3,852!

For reference, the average score by a State of Origin player across all those performances is 55, so anything over 100 is huge. The best score ever is 222 – you'll never guess who it was.

PlayerGameGame rankOverall rankTeamPositionPerformance rating
JAMES TEDESCOGame 3, 201915NSWFullback171
DAMIEN COOKGame 3, 2019219NSWHooker147
JOSH MCGUIREGame 3, 20193156QLDLock112
BEN HUNTGame 3, 20194428QLDHooker92
ETHAN LOWEGame 3, 20195453QLDSecond row91
CAMERON MUNSTERGame 3, 20196576QLDFullback86
JOSH PAPALIIGame 3, 20197652QLDProp83
PAUL VAUGHANGame 3, 20198653NSWSub83
JAKE TRBOJEVICGame 3, 20199684NSWLock82
BLAKE FERGUSONGame 3, 201910710NSWWinger81
WILL CHAMBERSGame 3, 201911745QLDCentre80
COREY OATESGame 3, 201912770QLDWinger79
MITCHELL PEARCEGame 3, 201913984NSWHalfback73
BOYD CORDNERGame 3, 2019141,062NSWSecond row71
DALY CHERRY-EVANSGame 3, 2019151,284QLDHalfback66
TYSON FRIZELLGame 3, 2019161,464NSWSecond row62
FELISE KAUFUSIGame 3, 2019171,767QLDSecond row56
DAVID KLEMMERGame 3, 2019181,768NSWProp56
CAMERON MURRAYGame 3, 2019191,829NSWSub55
CHRISTIAN WELCHGame 3, 2019202,034QLDSub51
JOE OFAHENGAUEGame 3, 2019212,093QLDProp50
DALE FINUCANEGame 3, 2019222,094NSWSub50
COREY NORMANGame 3, 2019232,931QLDFive-eighth34
JOSH ADDO-CARRGame 3, 2019242,932NSWWinger34
MOSES MBYEGame 3, 2019252,966QLDCentre33
DANE GAGAIGame 3, 2019262,967QLDWinger33
JAMES MALONEYGame 3, 2019272,968NSWFive-eighth33
JACK WIGHTONGame 3, 2019283,032NSWCentre31
TOM TRBOJEVICGame 3, 2019293,394NSWCentre20
TIM GLASBYGame 3, 2019303,426QLDSub19
DANIEL SAIFITIGame 3, 2019313,427NSWProp19
DAVID FIFITAGame 3, 2019323,511QLDSub16
MICHAEL MORGANGame 3, 2019333,679QLDSub10
WADE GRAHAMGame 3, 2019343,729NSWSub7

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