Queensland avoid whitewash
Queensland claimed a pride-restoring 32-8 win over New South Wales in the third and final State of Origin match on Wednesday to avoid conceding its first series whitewash since 2000.
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Trent Hodkinson opened the scoring for New South Wales in the 24th minute before Maroons captain Cameron Smith gathered a Daly Cherry-Evans kick in the 37th minute to give Queensland a 6-2 hat-time.
Billy Slater crossed for a try four minutes after the break, with Johnathan Thurston who kicked six goals from six attempts then adding a penalty.
The Blues drew closer with a Josh Dugan try in the 61st minute, before Queensland opening the floodgates thanks to three tries in six minutes by Darius Boyd, Aidan Guerra and Cooper Cronk.