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As usual, there was plenty of dirty hits in yesterday's State of Origin game

New South Wales lost their tempers badly.

Three NSW players have been put on report.
Three NSW players have been put on report.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

QUEENSLAND TROUNCED NEW South Wales from start to finish yesterday to win game three and take the State of Origin series for 2015.

The notoriously physical series had been evenly balanced at 1-1 heading into yesterday’s decisive match, but Queensland won back their title after last year’s defeat, running in eight tries, all of which were converted, to humiliate their opponents.

State of Origin is well known for the physicality, and yesterday it was no different, with the New South Wales players in particular getting more and more frustrated, the larger the score got.

Three of their players, James Tamou, Trent Merrin and Beau Scott all ended up on report for dangerous play, with Tomau somehow avoiding a sin-binning or sending off for a clothesline tackle, followed by an uppercut on a Queensland player as he lay on the ground.

Source: NZAUTV Rugby League/YouTube

However, while NSW concentrated on the fighting, Queensland played some stunning rugby, with this try from Matt Gillett one of the highlights of the game.

With a grubber kick looking like being a lost cause, Justin Hodges never gave up, dragging it back just before crossing the dead ball line, Gillett the quickest to react.

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