Highlights from Game III of the State of Origin clash between NSW and Queensland at Suncorp Stadium.

Highlights from the Game III State of Origin clash between NSW and Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night.

6th minute: Maroons centre Greg Inglis looks certain to score but desperate defence forces him to lose the ball over the line

15 min: The video referees deny Queensland back-rower Aidan Guerra a try, ruling that Johnathan Thurston was offside from a Cooper Cronk kick

23 min: Ben Te’o is penalised for a high shot on Trent Hodkinson after the NSW halfback had launched a bomb

24 min: Hodkinson kicks a penalty goal. NSW 2, QLD 0

28 min: NSW winger Daniel Tupou bats dead a Cronk grubber to prevent Maroons winger Will Chambers scoring a try

30 min: Superb defence from NSW second-rower Beau Scott, who holds up winger Darius Boyd over the line

32 min: The brick-wall Blues hang on again, with Inglis held up over the line

33 min: NSW five-eighth Josh Reynolds placed on report for a shoulder charge on Chambers

38 min: Daly Cherry-Evans makes a break and grubbers ahead for Maroons hooker Cameron Smith to score near the posts. Thurston adds the extras


44 min: Maroons fullback Billy Slater scores his 12th Origin try, running on to a flat ball from Justin Hodges and stepping his way to the line. Thurston converts. QLD 12, NSW 2

47 min: Thurston blows a try when he opts to dummy and go himself rather than pass to his support players. The five-eighth is pulled down just short of the line on the last tackle

59 min: Blues enforcer Greg Bird is put on report for a dangerous lifting tackle on Gold Coast teammate Nate Myles

60 min: Thurston converts the penalty from in front. QLD 14, NSW 2

61 min: Myles is placed on report for a raised forearm to the head of Bird. In the next set, Blues centre Josh Dugan scores a try off a well-executed sweeping backline movement

62 min: Hodkinson nails the conversion. QLD 14, NSW 8

71 min: Boyd scores a crucial try on the left wing after flying on to a Thurston cut-out ball

72 min: Thurston lands the conversion from out wide. QLD 20, NSW 8

74 min: Guerra steams on to a Justin Hodges ball and spins out of an attempted Reynolds tackle to score the match-winning try

76 min: Thurston again nails the conversion from near the sideline. QLD 26, NSW 8

78 min: Cronk puts the icing on the cake, backing up a Guerra break to score near the posts

80 min: Thurston adds two points as the Maroons prevent a “Blue Rinse”, losing the series 2-1