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

Valentine Holmes (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.