State of Origin Game II: Queensland player ratings
State of Origin Game 2
Here are our Queensland player ratings from the second game of the 2012 State of Origin series against NSW at ANZ Stadium.
Queensland Player Ratings
Similar to Game I, but troubled with a knee complaint, Slater was not as his usual high standard. Contained well by NSW and made a few mistakes.
Quiet game for Boyd, he did nothing wrong but had little chance to shine.
Again was marked well by the Blues but was still a handful. Scored an important late try to keep Queensland in the hunt.
Picked up an injury which largely halted his impact.
Like Hodges, was troubled by an injury but typically ran and tackled hard.
Made a few errors and didn’t find players in holes as he did in Game I.
Kicked well but gave away an important penalty in the second half and was sin-binned, turning the game in NSW’s favour.
Racked up the hit-ups and tackles with a tough display.
One of Queensland’s best with his kicking game and defence. Faced a lot of pressure around the ruck from NSW.
Struggled to keep up with the pace of the game and copped big hits from former teammates Tim Grant and Luke Lewis.
Unsurprisingly ran and tackled his heart at, as he has always done.
Didn’t get too many minutes and then was forced off in the second half with a bad leg gash.
Struggled to make an impact but threw his body around in defence.
Similar to Game I, didn’t much get game time but did nothing wrong.
The Coal Train made a few crucial errors – a knock-on late in the match and bombing a certain try early on. Could struggle to keep his spot.
Made a knock-on in the first half but was in the right place at the right time to score an important opportunistic try.
Worked hard and ramped up the effort in the second half with some strong runs as Queensland increased the pressure on NSW.
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