The Queenland Maroons celebrate after their dramatic one-point victory over the NSW Blues which secured them a record-breaking seventh consecutive series victory.
The Queenland Maroons celebrate after their dramatic one-point victory over the NSW Blues which secured them a record-breaking seventh consecutive series victory. Getty Images

Origin III - By the Clock

A break down of the crucial moments as Queensland beat New South Wales to clinch the 2012 State of Origin series.

5th minute: NSW winger Brett Morris makes a 50m run and brushes past Sam Thaiday, but Cooper Cronk gets him with a try-saving tackle.

6th minute: Queensland penalised for offside after the Morris run, and Todd Carney nails the kick.

NSW 2, Queensland 0

13th minute: Brett Morris burrows over from dummy half to score despite the attention of Thaiday.

Carney kicks sideline conversion.

NSW 8, Queensland 0

18th minute: Back-rower Corey Parker gets an offload away despite having two defenders on him, and the Maroons move the ball quickly to the left through Johnathan Thurston for Darius Boyd to score out wide.

20th minute: Thurston misses conversion

NSW 8, Queensland 4

33rd minute: Thurston makes a 40m break before backing up No.1 Greg Inglis to score near the posts.

Thurston converts

Queensland 10, NSW 8

35th minute: Queensland centre Justin Hodges shows and goes, before splitting the NSW defence from 10m out to score near the posts.

Thurston converts

Queensland 16, NSW 8

47th minute: NSW hooker Robbie Farah puts in an angled grubber for fullback Brett Stewart to score near the posts. Conversion successful

Queensland 16 NSW 14

50th minute: NSW prop James Tamou gives away a penalty for holding in the play-the-ball. Thurston kicks goal

Queensland 18 NSW 14

56th minute: Inglis in the clear courtesy of Cameron Smith - tremendous try-saving tackle from Josh Morris.

62nd minute: Williams collects a slipping Cronk high and the Maroons get a penalty in front. Thurston's kick good.

Queensland 20 NSW 14

69th minute: Robbie Farah's kick across field miraculously caught by Josh Morris over the head of Darius Boyd to score in the corner. Carney nails sideline conversion.

Queensland 20 NSW 20

74th minute: Cronk hits a beautifully struck field goal from 35m.

Queensland 21 NSW 20



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