Kalyn Ponga came up with a performance for the ages in Queensland’s 22-12 win over New South Wales to claim the 2022 State of Origin series.
With Cameron Munster out, the Maroons needed someone to stand up and both Ponga and Ben Hunt — who scored a stunning series-sealing try — did exactly that.
Munster’s replacement, 21-year-old Tom Dearden had a debut he should be incredible proud of.
Read on for the Queensland player ratings for Origin III.
BIG BILLY BOILOVER! Qld stun Blues to seal series in brutal Origin decider
1. KALYN PONGA 9.5
An absolute masterclass from the star fullback. Finished with a try, 226 running metres, 16 tackle busts, two linebreaks and four offloads.