*RESULT: NSW defeat Queensland 24-10 at Accor Stadium in entrance of 75,342 followers.
*KEY MOMENT: The second half had been evenly matched and scoreless till NSW captain James Tedesco offered a dummy and skipped between Valentine Holmes and Daly Cherry-Evans. Criticised for his lukewarm performances within the first two video games, the fullback belted down-field and handed inside for Bradman Greatest, whose second strive had the Blues closing in on victory up 14 factors with 13 minutes to play.
*MAN OF THE MATCH: In his first Origin recreation since 2020, Cody Walker earned man-of-the-match honours and was dynamic down the left edge because the Blues established an 18-10 halftime lead. An honourable point out goes to Blues centre Greatest, who scored two tries on his Origin debut to vindicate his shock choice.
*TALKING POINT: What’s going to this win imply for the Blues’ future? Beneath siege earlier within the sequence, does coach Brad Fittler now maintain onto his job given what he is been in a position to obtain with the new-look Blues and the dearth of viable choices to switch him? Will Cody Walker stay NSW’s five-eighth into 2024? And what of James Tedesco? Has this win allayed considerations he could lose the fullback jersey after a report run of twenty-two consecutive video games?
*KEY STAT: When Queensland centre Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow chipped by way of Brian To’o and Tedesco to regather the ball for a first-half strive, he grew to become solely the second participant in Origin historical past to attain in every of his first 4 video games. The one different man to perform the feat is fellow Maroons centre Valentine Holmes, who in 2018 was the final participant earlier than Tabuai-Fidow to have scored in all three video games of an Origin sequence.
*INJURIES: NSW winger Josh Addo-Carr limped off clutching his proper hamstring within the closing 5 minutes however was on his toes shortly after having the affected space strapped and iced.
*QUOTE: “It was nice to see Bradman rating a strive in entrance of 75,000 individuals … on the finish of the day it is a sport and when it is achieved effectively it is so entertaining. Folks will go house and keep in mind that without end” – NSW coach Brad Fittler after the Blues’ expansive tryscoring averted a sequence whitewash.
*JUDICIARY WATCH: Nil
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