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Sport New South Wales steals surprise lead just before halftime despite Queensland's strong start in State of Origin III

14:56  11 july  2018
14:56  11 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Holmes intercept the difference: Slater

  Holmes intercept the difference: Slater Billy Slater says Valentine Holmes' superb intercept proved the difference in Queensland's State of Origin III win but he is not talking about the winger's try.But the Maroons stand-in skipper wasn't talking about two-try hero Holmes' stunning 95m first half effort.

© Supplied by Related Newspapers Restricted Queensland have taken an early lead within the closing recreation of this yr’ s State of Origin collection New South Wales has stolen the lead on the stroke of halftime throughout recreation three of the State of Origin collection.

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a group of people playing football on a field: Queensland have taken an early lead in the final game of this year's State of Origin series© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Queensland have taken an early lead in the final game of this year's State of Origin series New South Wales has stolen the lead on the stroke of halftime during game three of the State of Origin series.

Maroons winger Valentine Holmes nabbed an intercept and raced the length of the field to score against the run of play for the game's first points.

Holmes's conversion gave Queensland an early 6-0 lead in what has been a first half of few opportunities at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

Queensland has had the majority of possession during the first half but will begin the second stanza trailing 12-8.

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New South Wales steals surprise lead just before halftime despite Queensland ' s strong start in State of Origin III . 1800 NSW drivers nabbed in police blitz. Teen father faces years behind bars for role in alleged Sydney cocaine ring.

Queensland have defeated New South Wales in game three of State of Origin . Retiring Maroons legend Billy Slater is given victorious send off from rep footy.

Retiring Queensland legend Billy Slater was denied a try early in the game after he was ruled to have knocked the ball on while attempting to collect a Daly Cherry-Evans kick.

New South Wales were without playmaker James Maloney for the last ten minutes of the first half after the five-eighth was sin-binned.

Valentine Holmes with a rugby ball: Maroons winger Valentine Holmes nabbed an intercept and raced the length of the field to score against the run of play© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Maroons winger Valentine Holmes nabbed an intercept and raced the length of the field to score against the run of play He was sent from the field for taking out Slater off the ball as they tried to chase down a grubber kick.

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Cronulla' s Valentine Holmes has not given up on taking over the Queensland No.1 jersey from Billy Slater next year despite Kalyn Ponga' s stunning debut.Veteran fullback Billy Slater will play his 31st and final Origin for Queensland in Wednesday' s game three clash in Brisbane.

State of Origin 2018: New South Wales down Queensland to win series. Read more. But it was NSW who would go to the halftime break with a 12-10 lead after a try to Addo-Carr and only the second penalty try in Origin history.

Queensland's successful penalty goal extended their lead to 8-0 at the end of the first half.

New South Wales struck back with an intercept of their own close to half time.

Tom Trbojevic picked off Cameron Munster's cut-out pass to score the Blues first try.

Nathan Cleary converted the try to reduce Queensland's lead to just two points.

NSW fullback James Tedesco then run onto a pass from hooker Damien Cook to score under the posts right before halftime.

a rugby player with a football ball: Holmes's conversion gave Queensland a 6-0 lead in what has been a first half of few opportunities at Brisbane 's Suncorp Stadium (Pictured: David Klemmer runs at Queensland's Andrew McCullough)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Holmes's conversion gave Queensland a 6-0 lead in what has been a first half of few opportunities at Brisbane 's Suncorp Stadium (Pictured: David Klemmer runs at Queensland's Andrew McCullough)

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