State of Origin Game One: Queensland player ratings
Here are our Queensland player ratings from the first game of the 2012 State of Origin series against NSW at Etihad Stadium.
Queensland Player Ratings
Not at his usual electric best. Dropped several bombs which lead to NSW tries but still was a threat as always.
He may be out of touch in the NRL with the Knights but Boyd was good in this one, picking up two tries and dependable throughout.
Largely contained well by NSW, the Souths fullback was still solid and scored the dodgiest try in Origin for years.
Good in defence but hardly sighted in attack made for a quiet night for the Broncos centre.
Made a spectacular return to Origin after some injury-plagued seasons. Great under the high ball, ran hard with the ball and typically strong.
Did not dictate the game as he has in the past but directed Queensland well and was largely mistake-free.
Kicked well and was strong throughout. Showed no troubles as a starting player.
Good but not great, Scott was lucky not to be penalized for throwing the ball at Greg Bird which started the brawl.
Led Queensland well in his first game as captain and was a threat with his kicking and passing.
The ageless prop did his job and remains tough to contain.
Won the man-of-the-match award after making 38 tackles and 10 hit-ups.
Like his Brisbane teammate Civoniceva, Thaiday did his job as he tackled himself to a standstill and made some surging runs.
Rolled the sleeves up and worked hard.
Didn’t much get game time but is one for the future.
No grubbers from the Coal Train in what was a fairly quiet performance off the bench.
Typically Hannant was a hard worker who ran the ball well and gave his all.
Like Gillett, Shillington didn’t see many minutes and didn’t get into the game too much.
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