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WATCH: Queensland cross the line first in Origin 3

Valentine Holmes of the Maroons scores a try during game two of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Roar Guru
11th July, 2018

Queensland have opened the scoring in Origin 3, after a magnificent interception from Valentine Holmes saw him run the distance of the field and score a crowd-lifting try.

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The Maroons had the early ascendancy and looked to have got themselves on the board seven minutes earlier through a great aerial effort by Billy Slater – only for the bunker to rule the retiring fullback had knocked on in midair.

New South Wales had struggled to get the ball out of their own back half, but a great run by James Maloney got them over halfway and in a strong position to score.

Holmes was able to swoop on an errant pass close to his own try line, however, and easily evade the gallant chase by David Klemmer and Tyson Frizell to run over 90 metres and put the ball down just before the 12-minute mark.