Legendary Maroons No.6’s laud Munster’s game-breaking triple-kick play

Queensland’s greatest ever two five-eighths Darren Lockyer and Wally Lewis have praised Cameron Munster’s brilliance after he broke the Origin decider open.

With scores locked at 6-6 three minutes before halftime Munster produced three brilliant kicks in the same movement to set up Edrick Lee for a crucial try.

“Look at Munster here,” Phil Gould said in commentary.

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“The little kick in behind, regather, kick again in the one motion, and you’ll see that Daniel Tupou has had to come from the left wing across there to diffuse that.

“Munster sees it straight away. Grant gets him the ball. Munster kicks to the open spaces. They get a bad bounce, Queensland. Fortuitously knock it back, but Edrick Lee unrivalled to get to the try line.

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“That’s a big moment. Munster brilliance. Munster brilliance in that passage of play.”

Peter Sterling marvelled at the difference to Queensland’s performance with Munster on the field after he was ruled out of Origin II in the opening stages due to a head knock.

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“We saw how Queensland struggled with that Cameron Munster last week,” Sterling said.

“This moment here might be the most significant of the series with James Tedesco out for the rest of the game and Munster. The vision here on two occasions, talk about instinct, little grubber kick, then another kick, Tupou can’t control the footy.

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This is zero tackle now. If this ball bounces properly, Brenko Lee scores uncontested. He just saw what was in front, kicked across, gets the bounce, Brenko Lee, but Edrick was able to bring it around. That was converted as well 12-6.”

Lockyer had no doubt that Munster was the difference between the two sides in the first half.

“He’s been the best player on the field by a couple of lengths,” Lockyer said.

“He’s just so good. He is so energetic and just wants to get involve ed particularly down the

left edge.”

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The greatest Origin player of all in Wally Lewis was effusive in his praise for the man wearing the No.6 jumper he made famous.

“He’s fantastic, wonderful player,” Lewis said.

“He’s the backbone of Queensland’s attack at the moment, but I agree. He seems to be attacking the left-hand side of the ruck with monotonous regularity almost for Queensland. “But every time he does, you can see it creates doubt in the mind of the defender virtually every time he does it. They wonder is he coming back again?

“Should he go to the right-hand side? It is up in the air at the moment. There is a huge question mark, but certainly seems to be the backbone of Queensland’s attack.”

Originally published asFair to say he was missed in Game Two! Maroons legends laud Munster’s insane triple-kick play

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