Stars and stinkers for the Queensland and the Blues in Origin I.
Arguably Queensland's best, defusing a number of Blues opportunities with supreme positioning in defence in a flawless performance.
Didn't do much in attack and wasn't asked to do much in defence. Quiet.
Quiet by his standards, but still made a casual 103m.
Overcame an early knock from a Josh Mansour run and made some good reads as NSW peppered his right edge.
Scored Queensland's first at the end of a big first half, and saved a certain try to deny Josh Mansour in the second.
Picked his moments well, including playing a hand in Dane Gagai's try, and then pinning the Blues down there own end in the second.
Wasn't hampered by his ankle, but wasn't a major threat either. Did what he had to do to get his team around the park.
A mountain of strength for Queensland's unbreakable middle, especially in the early yardage battle.
His left foot kicking game out of dummy half got his team out of some sticky situations in the first half.
Absorbed some early punishment in the first half but held his own.
Carried his good NRL form into Origin, hurting the Blues with some bruising runs on the right edge.
Let his teammates down with two crucial errors in good-ball territory.
Easily the best of Queensland's starting forwards, standing up to an early Blues avalanche.
A surprise early introduction for Corey Parker, but was well-contained until he was rocked by David Klemmer's hip.
The Maroons' best forward off the bench, his 121 metres the most in the Maroons' engine room. Didn't stop running.
A subdued shift, wasn't asked to do much.
Showed plenty of quality in his carries in stints either side of halftime.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Came up with clangers early in both halves but had his moments in attack.
Almost produced his own Justin Hodges moment in-goal in a quiet comeback to Origin. 5
3. MICHAEL JENNINGS - Came to life in the second half but just couldn't land the killer blow. 6
18. JOSH MORRIS - Big error from tap restart in the first half, then denied a big try in the second. 5
5. JOSH MANSOUR - Lifted his team with a handful of trademark carries out of their end in the second half, busting a team-high five tackles. 6
6. JAMES MALONEY - Gave away the penalty for Johnathan Thurston's early goal but set up the opening try for Boyd Cordner and was one of the Blues' best. 7.5
7. ADAM REYNOLDS - Got better as the game went on but, like a number of his teammates, just couldn't land a killer blow when his team was in good field position. Missed a relatively easy conversion. 6
8. AARON WOODS - Cracked the 100-metre mark in a superb first stint, but couldn't replicate it in his second. 6.5
9. ROBBIE FARAH - Like his opposite, wrong-footed the Queensland defence with some creative kicks out of dummy half. 7
10. PAUL GALLEN (c) - A typical workmanlike performance but didn't make the same impact on the game compared to previous years. 6
11. BOYD CORDNER - Scored the opening try with a signature hole run on the left edge, and repeated it for the rest of the night in an 80-minute effort. 7
12. JOSH JACKSON - Solid without being spectacular. 6
13. GREG BIRD - Tried to lift his team with some aggressive defence and runs. 6
14. DYLAN WALKER - Came on late and made no impact, save for a silly error at the end of the game. 2
15. JAMES TAMOU - A surprise move to the run-on side and was arguably the Blues' best forward in the first half, but didn't come back on. 6
16. DAVID KLEMMER - Bent the Queensland defence when he came on in the first half but failed to break them. 6
17. ANDREW FIFITA - Brought the house down with a powerhouse first run in the second half and produced a team-high three offloads in a lone second half shift. 6