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2011. Suncorp Stadium. Darren Lockyer.

Take a look at the #49 tribute for Darren on the Queensland Maroons Twitter page: Darren Lockyer Played 36 games for Queensland, was captain for 22, scored nine tries, kicked 22 goals, slotted two field goals for a total of 82 points! Darren Lockyer = Legend #Celebr8 #the49

Darren Lockyer farewells his beloved Queensland in the best way possible, as he leads his side to a series-winning 34-24 defeat of New South Wales at Suncorp Stadium.

Running on adrenaline and Queensland passion, the Maroons blitz the Blues in an amazing first-half display to put the game out of the Blues’ reach.

Lockyer shows his class as he guides the Maroons around the park, while still showing his trademark defensive effort.

A sixth-straight State of Origin series win gives “Locky” the perfect ending to a glorious Queensland career, with the great man now forever honoured at Suncorp Stadium with his own statue.

2011 Game 3, Suncorp Stadium, July 6

Queensland: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Jharal Yow Yeh, Darren Lockyer (c), Johnathan Thurston, Matthew Scott, Cameron Smith, Petero Civoniceva, Nate Myles, Sam Thaiday, Ashley Harrison. Interchange: Cooper Cronk, Corey Parker, Jacob Lillyman, Ben Hannant.

Coach: Mal Meninga

NSW: Anthony Minichiello, Brett Morris, Mark Gasnier, Jarryd Hayne, Akuila Uate, Jamie Soward, Mitchell Pearce, Tim Mannah, Michael Ennis, Paul Gallen (c), Ben Creagh, Glenn Stewart, Greg Bird. Interchange: Kurt Gidley, Anthony Watmough, Luke Lewis, Keith Galloway.

Coach: Ricky Stuart

Queensland 34 (Inglis 2, Thaiday, Smith, Yow Yeh, Slater tries; Thurston 4, Smith 1 goals) def New South Wales 24 (Minichiello , Uate, Hayne, Bird tries; Soward 4 goals)

Crowd: 52,498

Referees: Shayne Hayne and Tony Archer

Man of the Match: Cameron Smith 

Acknowledgement of Country

Queensland Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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