Earlier, 50,000 Blues and Maroons diehards flocked to Suncorp Stadium for the highly-anticipated decider.
"As a team to put a performance like that on an occasion like this, it's terrible", he said.
That's right, newly released figures from the ABS's (Australia Bureau of Statistics) 2016 census show that the median monthly mortgage repayment for Queenslanders is a tidy $253 lower than that paid by homeowners in New South Wales. We scored more than six [points] every other game.
Down and out: James Maloney is tackled. "It was just across the board too as a group".
Thurston's remarkable 37-Origin match career was ended by a shoulder injury in Queensland's come-from-behind 18-16 win in game two. "We didn't give up, we fought until the end".
State of Origin games in modern times are held at Brisbane, Sydney and less frequently Melbourne.
Queensland's veteran captain Cameron Smith slotted the conversion from the sideline.
Their future may still be undecided but Queensland coach Kevin Walters wants Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk to play Wednesday night's State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium like it is their last game.
We aren't convinced New South Wales will be able to maintain the necessary level for the entire game, but that's not to say they won't win: It's just to say they must take points on the board in each period of the game where they are displaying that said attitude.
Thurston has already reportedly told the QLD locker room that they don't have to win it for him, but if you think for a second the Maroon boys aren't gonna run out onto Lang Park with the steely gaze of JT burning in their eyes, you've all got another thing coming. "This is the enjoyment the game brings you and to hear the crowd ... it sends goosebumps up your spine".
"That was one hell of a game. It is a great feeling and a little ankle spray wasn't going to keep me out of this one".