Manly’s Jake Trbojevic was named man of the match in Recreation 2 of the 2019 State of Origin sequence, a match which noticed his brother Tom rating the primary Blues hattrick in 14 years.
Tom would have been one of many different strongest contenders for man of the match honours, whereas James Tedesco was additionally sometimes sensible throughout the match.
James Maloney, recalled to the aspect, would even have been a deserving winner – whereas his efficiency wasn’t with out its lowlights, he arrange the primary two tries and introduced an amazing power to the aspect.
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It was Tom Trbojevic who struck the primary blow of the night time, going over for a strive within the seventh minute, his strive duly transformed by Nathan Cleary.
Will Chambers was capable of degree the scores after being awarded a penalty strive which was transformed by Kalyn Ponga, nevertheless it proved to be Queensland’s solely factors of the night time.
The Blues scored two extra tries earlier than half time: one by means of Tyson Frizell, and the following being Trbojevic’s second.
Nathan Cleary went down with an ankle harm main James Maloney to tackle the kicking duties. He managed three of 4 conversions and kicked two penalty targets.
Trbojevic scored his third within the 53rd minute, earlier than Josh Addo-Carr scored the final two of the match.