NSW Josh Dugan - Pretty average I thought. Dugan is a talented player so even an ordinary game is still decent but some sloppy work at the back, that spilt ball and lack of quality plays in the attacking zone hurt him. Brett Morris - Quiet. Jennings - Had a couple of decent runs but fairly well contained but the right side defence. Seemed a little sloppy at times too... Josh Morris - Quiet James McManus - Mixed. Scored a try and came up with some smart defensive options but of course he came up with that huge error when the game was in the balance. Still think they should have played Uate. James Maloney - Honestly don't remember him doing much. Mitchell Pearce - Actually made a couple of decent runs which threatened but again despite having the weight of possession just couldn't get the Blues across the line. Aaron Woods - He played? Robbie Farah - Probably the worst game he's played for the Blues since his return. Wasn't terrible but just didn't have the potency he usually has and came up with the odd howler like he's generally good for. James Tamou - Some decent runs here and there but didn't play to potential. Luke Lewis - Queensland had his number all evening. Obviously wasn't fully fit. Ryan Hoffman - Very involved performance...but I always feel safe when he has the ball near the line and of course came up with a terrible read at the end. Greg Bird - Typical Bird performance. One of the best Blues to wear a jersey...which makes him a scumbag in my book. :tongue_smilie: Andrew Fifita - IMMENSE off the bench. Close to MotM in a losing outfit. Trent Merrin - Scored a decisive try but otherwise was fairly well contained. Boyd Cordner - Was shown to be a class below tonight. Will get better. Anthony Watmough - See Bird. THE CHAMPIONS Billy Slater - He's not in full gallop but Slater continues to prove that he's a champion fullback. Did his job and was still able to make some very strong runs. A Queensland legend without doubt. Darius Boyd - Honestly, one of the best games I've seen from Darius in a Maroons jersey and he didn't score a try! Made it tough for himself but thankfully prevented a try and then came up with a great run length in the game which helped us out big time. Greg Inglis - Quiet Justin Hodges - Solid performance from Hodgo...I know it's wrong but I absolutely lost it at him giving it to the Blues crowd. Brent Tate - Made a bad mistake early but did everything he could to make up for it afterwards. Plenty of good runs tonight and definitely one of the best on field. Jonathan Thurston - Scored the opening try and then he seemed to be played out of the game. Held his own in defence which made me very proud. Cooper Cronk - Mixed game from Cooper. Set up the would be match winner but his kicking game was off. Mat Scott - My MotM. Pretty much a one man front row and his runs really set the tempo for us early. Should have been Man of the Series too but I can forgive it because... Cam Smith - Best player in the game. Clearly a level above Farah and a Champion. We're watching a great here and some of the plays he came up with were absolute gold. Nate Myles - Solid, but not his best game. Chris McQueen - I was critical of McQueen's selection but he really put together a good performance tonight. Minded JT very well and made some good scathing runs. Sam Thaiday - Thought he sucked tonight tbh. Some weak efforts in defence and didn't put his hand up enough. Corey Parker - Parker is world class. Made one bad blue the entire night but everything else was quality. If nothing else, Broncos fans need to get behind this guy because he puts in every single week. Onya Corey! Daly Cherry Evans - Look, I didn't want DCE in the side and still feel we would have been better served with a prop. HOWEVER, DCE has the class at this level and if Cronk isn't careful, DCE will be our starting halves partner sooner rather than later. Ben Te'o - Some decent moments but not overly involved. Matt Gillett - Ditto but worse. Gave away some bad penalties. Josh Papalii - Best forward off the bench but only had the one stint. Really hope he goes on with his talent because he could easily become a permanent fixture in our starting backrow.