A blowout to finish the series. Qld, with all of their players in tact tonight and a big home crowd, win the dead rubber convincingly. It's five tries to one as the Maroons belt NSW 32-8. They dominated tonight and were held up four times in the first half by some more spirited NSW defence. But when the blue wall cracked, it crumbled. Qld found some fluency in attack at long last and players like Hodges were having a field day by the end of proceedings. Corey Parker was big on his return to the Qld side and Cooper Cronk just added the kind of quality that had been missing since the first 10 minutes of the opener. Josh Dugan was brilliant for the Blues and Hayne had more wonderful moments to cap off an outstanding series. There may have been little on the line tonight but this just sets it up once again for next season. Thanks for joining the coverage for all of our games. Stay tuned to brisbanetimes, the SMH and all of the Fairfax mastheads for the very best writing on Origin III.
It's 32-8. Nearly there folks.
It's turning into a bloodbath. NSW getting flattened now and that's a deserved TRY to Cooper Cronk. He's been superb tonight for Qld and has given them the kind of composure and shape they've been missing for much of this series. It's 30-8 with a kick to come from right in front. All too little, too late for Qld really.
Thurston is good again. Score now 26-8 with four minutes on the clock.
Curtains for the Blues. Hodges running riot and sets up Guerra for his second try of the night. This is not the way NSW wanted to end the series. Qld now extend the lead to 24-8 with a kick to come and five minutes remaining.Back to top
The short kick off attempt from NSW is, er, poorly executed. Qld get a penalty from halfway.
JT, chances of a NSW clean sweep in Origin 2014?
Thurston moves in and converts from the sideline. Qld go up 20-8 now with seven minutes left in Origin III.
Quality work on the left edge and Thurston sets up Darius Boyd for his prerequisite Origin TRY. That's his third for the series and it might be curtains for the blues tonight. Qld lead 18-8 with a kick to come from the left touchline.
That Hodkinson kick has planted itself firmly on the head of Thaiday. That was a World Cup standard header. NSW couldn't get far in that set but a bit of luck there and they start again. You could here that thud from Ipswich as Hodges sets sail now before being wrapped up. Penalty now to Qld and now Hodges goes and pushes Reynolds, who hits the deck like he's been shot. Too much World Cup?Back to top
Qld close again but NSW hold the fort. Myles back inside on the fifth but stopped short and NSW have 100m to go if they want some more points. Still 15 minutes left to ample time if they can find the reserves of energy. Qld lead 14-8.
Hayne cuts loose! Finds support but Qld recover! Game has come alive here but Qld stop that raid and turn it over. Close call... Hayne going up a level here. Surely he's the man of the series.
Big Mig, what did you think of Dugan's try?
Did Ryan Hoffman impede the Queensland defence for Josh Dugan's try?Back to top
Hodkinson strikes it truly and the Blues edge closer. Qld lead 14-8 with 18 minutes remaining on the clock.
And over they go! It's gone upstairs with a possible try to Dugan. Obstruction is what they will be checking... but I think this looks the goods. And it's a TRY to the Blues. Game on ladies and gents. Qld lead 14-6 with a kick to come.
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Back at ya.... Myles now penalised as he raises the elbow to Bird as he runs it back from the restart. Got him right in the throat. And they're clubmates at the Titans. Should be fun next week. Myles on report and I'd say he's got a case to answer as well. First real chance for NSW since, er, game two.