Super Cronk makes it a night to remember
IF that is how Origin ends for Cooper Cronk, then what a way to go out.
There were no match- winning heroics but it was as good a performance as any from Cronk ( pictured).
As Queensland ran away with their 11th series win in 12 years, the halfback was key.
Cronk says he is still unsure of his future, that he does not know whether or not he is retiring from rugby league.
But if this is the end, as many suspect, then you would think the Melbourne perfectionist would have to be happy.
His combination with the rest of the Maroons and Storm spine was the reason they won.
From him to Cameron Smith to Billy Slater to debutant Cameron Munster, it was an awe- inspiring performance.
For the halfback, his best moment came in the 26th minute as he produced a try assist that will go down in Origin folklore.
After a barnstorming run from Josh Papalii, Cronk got his hands on the ball to put up one of the most incredible kicks of his career.
Some described it as a “banana kick”, others labelled it the kind of punt that many AFL players would be jealous of.
His kick hit winger Valentine Holmes right on the chest, allowing the young gun to score his second try of the night.
It is definitely the end of an era with Johnathan Thurston retiring and Cronk a possibility of leaving the game behind.
The way it ended last night, it certainly could spur him on to leave the game behind.
But it would be an Origin retirement to remember.