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State Of Origin II Player Ratings

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 10:35 AM
Source: SportsFan
Author: Nigel Wall

We rate how both sides performed in State of Origin II at ANZ Stadium, including the score they would have picked up in NRL Dream Team.

NEW SOUTH WALES

1. Anthony Minichiello – 8 Energetic throughout and his support of Soward sealed the deal. (Dream Team points: 22)

2. Jarryd Hayne - 6 A wasted selection. Tried hard but he’s not a winger. (Dream Team points: 14)

3. Will Hopoate - 8 Inspired performance. Great try finish. (Dream Team points: 23)

4. Mark Gasnier - 6.5 Easily contained. (Dream Team points: 30)

5. Akuila Uate - 7.5 Ran without thoughts of self-preservation. (Dream Team points: 24)

6. Jamie Soward - 8 Safe under pressure and provided the match-winning moment. (Dream Team points: 42)

7. Mitchell Pearce - 8 Hustled all night and came up with two try assists. (Dream Team points: 37)

8. Tim Mannah - 6.5 Made some impact. (Dream Team points: 28)

9. Michael Ennis - 7 Looked like Benny Elias all night. (Dream Team points: 20)

10. Paul Gallen - 9 Rewrote the job description for a prop forward. Bravo Gal. (Dream Team points: 55)

11. Beau Scott - 8 Tireless and fearless. (Dream Team points: 41)

12. Ben Creagh - 8 Charged hard all night. (Dream Team points: 35)

13. Greg Bird - 7 Marked down for Smith try miss. (Dream Team points: 32)

14. Kurt Gidley - 8 How they missed this guy in Game One. (Dream Team points: 41)

15. Trent Merrin - 5 Bad marker lapse for Smith's try. (Dream Team points: 13)

16. Anthony Watmough - 7.5 Never wavered, gave utmost intensity. (Dream Team points: 33)

17. Luke Lewis - 7.5 Aside from Gallen was Blues’ most committed. (Dream Team points: 26)

QUEENSLAND

1. Billy Slater - 6 Energetic but some errors. (Dream Team points: 23)

2. Darius Boyd - 5 Not sighted. (Dream Team points: 13)

3. Dane Nielsen - 5.5 Hardly sighted. (Dream Team points: 22)

4. Greg Inglis - 7.5 Occasional threat but far from peak. (Dream Team points: 24)

5. Jharal Yow Yeh - 6 Average involvement. (Dream Team points: 11)

6. Darren Lockyer - 8 Captain Courageous kept the Maroons in the hunt. (Dream Team points: 44)

7. Johnathan Thurston - 7 Found it tough dictating on the back foot. (Dream Team points: 29)

8. Petero Civoniceva - 7 Honest as usual. (Dream Team points: 29)

9. Cameron Smith - 8.5 Almost won the series single-handedly. (Dream Team points: 72)

10. Matthew Scott - 7 Good go-forward. (Dream Team points: 32)

11. Nate Myles - 6.5 No presence. (Dream Team points: 30)

12. Sam Thaiday - 6.5 Spent the game pleading with the ref after being halted easily. (Dream Team points: 30)

13. Ashley Harrison - 7.5 Solid defensive effort (Dream Team points: 55)

14. Cooper Cronk - 6 Not sighted. (Dream Team points: 15)

15. Corey Parker - 6 Limited impact. (Dream Team points: 41)

16. Dave Taylor - 5.5 The ‘coal train’ was easily derailed.  (Dream Team points: 24)

17. Ben Hannant - 6.5 Not much of a chance to impress. (Dream Team points: 25)

Refs rating: 8/10.



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