State of Origin - Game 3

New South Wales had already won the shield thanks to their wins in the first two games, but game 3 was always going to be very interesting.

Queensland didn't want to be embarrassed on their home turf with a 3-0 series sweep and they had a lot to play for to ensure that their fans left happy. They put on their best performance of the series but at the end of the night, Paul Gallen lifted the shield above his head for the first time.

It was a much more attacking game with both teams looking to score points, but with QLD unable to convert their good play in to points the scores remained very close. QLD crossed the line a few times but thanks to some great NSW defence, they were held up. Both sides were trying their best.

Daly Cherry-Evans came on in the period before half time and quickly made an impact running across the field and into a big gap before putting a kick in for Cameron Smith to score. This try just before half time was important as it gave QLD a reward for all their hard work.

NSW tried hard to make sure that they would win the series 3-0, but in the second half their defence started to get tired after all the work they had done in the first half. Aiden Guerra scored two tries in the second half to push QLD's lead out and give them a win, making the series 2-1.

NSW broke QLD's streak thanks to some very tough defence and a change in attitude with Laurie Daley as coach. We will have to wait for next year to see whether NSW can defend their title or of QLD will be able to get their revenge. I can't wait!