NSW player ratings for Origin 1
Matt Moylan 7
A player of the future at this level. A mixed bag where he let a clearing kick bounce and dropped a bomb, but always returned the ball with vigour and earned his team a dropout with a beautiful deft grubber.
Blake Ferguson 6 ½
Didn't mind a bit of push and shove and helped out his forwards with extra carries.
Michael Jennings 6
Didn't see much ball, but was a danger whenever he received space on limited occasions.
Josh Morris 6
Picked for his defence on Greg Inglis and shut him down well. Good bust in 51st minute. Recovered from shocking early error off a penalty tap restart.
Josh Mansour 6
Like Ferguson, helped his forwards immensely with some very handy metres.
James Maloney 7
Great try-saving cover tackle on Dane Gagai. Enjoyed giving a bit of niggle too. Linked up well with Adam Reynolds.
Adam Reynolds 6 ½
Good long and short kicking game. Shanked a cross-field kick in the 70th minute but did enough to be kept for Game II.
Aaron Woods 6
Much better showing than Game III last year. Attracted multiple defenders often in first half.
Robbie Farah 6
Crafty out of dummy-half, and high work rate in defence.
Paul Gallen (capt) 6 ½
Not quite the numbers we're used to seeing from Gallen in a Blue jersey, but tried his best as always.
Boyd Cordner 7
Very strong first half which culminated in a try.
Josh Jackson 6
Work horse in defence and ran good lines with the ball.
James Tamou 6
Yardage game down for a middle player.
Dylan Walker 2
Barely sighted - came on too late.
David Klemmer 6 ½
High impact after coming on from bench. Monstered Michael Morgan with a ferocious hit-up.
Andrew Fifita 7
Huge off the bench. Dangerous offload helped his team immensely.
Greg Bird 6
Tried hard with 34 tackles.