Queensland wins 3rd State of Origin match 18-12

AP
By Associated Press, 11 July 2018

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Queensland overcame a 12-8 halftime deficit to beat New South Wales 18-12 for a consolation win in the third State of Origin rugby league match on Wednesday.

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New South Wales, beaten by Queensland in 11 of the last 12 Origin series, clinched this year's series with an 18-14 win in Sydney after a 22-12 victory in the first match in Melbourne.

The Maroons staged a second-half comeback with tries to Valentine Holmes, who had two on the night, and Daly Cherry-Evans.

With a minute left in regulation, Queensland survived a taxing set of six tackles as New South Wales launched a final offensive on the Maroons' line.

It gave Queensland captain Billy Slater a win in his final Origin match.

AP
By Associated Press, 11 July 2018

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