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State of Origin 3: Blues tackle Maroons in series decider

State of Origin 3: Blues tackle Maroons in series decider”

The dramatic finish ended a run of seven straight defeats in Origin deciders for the Blues, dating back to the start of the Maroons' dynasty in 2006. "They were going better than us".

Tedesco, who was deservedly rewarded with the Wally Lewis Medal for player of the series, was the difference between the teams in a tense Origin decider.

Josh McGuire scored a try inside the final 10 minutes to bring the Maroons within six, before Josh Papalii and the boot of Lowe incredibly levelled things with just two minutes left.

When Lowe's conversion sailed through, Origin was seemingly set for its first golden point contest in front of a sellout 82,565 crowd at ANZ Stadium.

With the score level at 20-20, Tedesco finished off a brilliant late attacking move down the right edge and spun past the Queensland defenders to get the ball down with 79:40 on the clock and seal the 26-20 win.

The Blues star turned the game three times, beginning with a 65-metre kick return in the 34th minute to set up the home side's first try.

He scampered out of dummy half and showed great footwork and speed, beating three men and standing up fullback Cameron Munster to score a try which set up a 20-8 Blues lead on the hour.

He has played in successive series wins for NSW after breaking into the team previous year.

Queensland entered the first half looking a lot stronger than they did in Game 2, with Kaufusi taking the first try of the match at the 15-minute mark, followed by Vaughan inching the ball over the line for the Blues just before half-time.

It was the most penalties in the first half of an Origin match in 23 years, meaning the game was very stop-start and the 8-8 scoreline reflected that.

New South Wales managed to get into the halftime break at 8-all and then nearly ran away with things in the second period, racing out to a 20-8 lead.

But he rued a missed opportunity by skipper Daly Cherry-Evans to kick a field goal in the waning minutes, before opting to put up a bomb.

"The tackle had been made, if I am reading the referee correctly", Ray Warren said in commentary. "But then we got the slow play-the-ball for some reason". He just ran out of time.



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