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WATCH: Valentine Holmes saves the game for Queensland with stunning intercept catch

Valentine Holmes of Maroons scores a try during game three of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Roar Guru
11th July, 2018

Valentine Holmes has saved the game for Queensland in Origin 3, with a spectacular lunging catch to cut off a New South Wales pass in the dying minutes stopping an almost certain try.

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Queensland had done well to take an 18-12 lead in the second half, after they went into the sheds down 12-8 despite dominating the first 40 minutes.

New South Wales were on the counter and looking odds on to put themselves back over the line, but Holmes’ incredible grab – which would’ve been a contender for catch of the summer in cricket – kept the Blues at bay.

It was actually Holmes’ second interception of the game, with the first try of the game coming courtesy of a 90-metre run by the winger following an interception deep in the Queensland defence.