Key moments from State of Origin III

Key moments, minute by minute, from State of Origin III in Sydney.

DALY CHERRY-EVANS
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*1: Daly Cherry-Evans just misses a 40-20

*4: The Blues get the first penalty of the game

*6: Ethan Lowe doesn't get off the tackled player, James Maloney slots an easy penalty from 14 metres. NSW 2-0

*8: Queensland get their first penalty, after Jake Trbojevic is caught offside.

*15: Maroons try. Felise Kaufusi wins the race to a perfect Corey Norman grubber.

*17: Debutant Ethan Lowe converts his first Origin kick. QLD 6 NSW 2

*29: The tenth penalty of the game awarded, five to each side, with Lowe splitting the posts from just over ten metres out after yet another offside infringement. QLD 8 NSW 2

*34: A big break by James Tedesco carries the Blues deep into Maroons territory. Successive penalties awarded to NSW, but they opt to tap and go rather than kick for goal.

*35: NSW try. The Blues' enterprise is rewarded. Paul Vaughan takes a pass from Damien Cook and somehow he gets the ball over the line with three Queenslanders hanging on. NSW 6 QLD 8

*36: Maloney converts to level the score. QLD 8 NSW 8

*40: Daly Cherry-Evans is wide to the right with a 31-metre field goal attempt.

Halftime: NSW 8 QLD 8.

*45: Will Chambers makes a big break but loses the ball in the tackle 25 metres from the NSW line

*48: Michael Morgan is helped off the field after copping an accidental elbow to the face from Queensland teammate Josh McGuire.

*50: First penalty of the second half, with Kaufusi pinged for hands in the ruck on the fifth tackle.

*52: NSW try. The Blues make Kaufusi and the Maroons pay, as James Tedesco bumps off Dane Gagai and slides through an attempted tackle by Will Chambers. NSW 12-8.

*53: Maloney converts. NSW 14-8.

*60: NSW try. Damien Cook scurries out of dummy half and shows great speed and footwork to beat three players and score a sensational solo try. NSW 18-8.

*61: Maloney converts. NSW 20-8.

*72: Queensland try. Tom Trbojevic pulls of a try-saving tackle on Kaufusi but a few seconds later Josh McGuire has just enough momentum to cross the line under a Cook challenge. NSW 20-12

*72: Lowe converts and Queensland get within a converted try. NSW 20-14.

*77: Queensland try. Lowe charges down a Maloney kick and takes the ball deep into Blues territory, Cherry-Evans sends Josh Papalii clear and he charges over the line. NSW 20-18

*78: Lowe converts to level the scores and continue his memorable debut. NSW 20-QLD 20

*80: NSW try. Blake Ferguson charges down the right hand side and comes close to touching the sideline, but gets way a pass inside, Tedesco wrong foots one defender and beats another to cross the line. The bunker checks the movement and gives it the OK. NSW 24-20.

80: Maloney converts. 26-20.

Fulltime: NSW 26-20. NSW wins series 2-1.


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