New South Wales have tied the collection with a brutal 38-6 over Queensland. It was a recreation that had quite a bit on the road.
The Blues acquired the job completed and with Tommy Trbojevic scoring a hat trick so as to add himself to that historic checklist, issues look good for the Blues sooner or later.
There’s a couple of issues we noticed in that recreation that are doubtless to offer us an thought as to the way forward for the collection and what to anticipate in Recreation three.
1. NSW performed the precise reverse of their second half in Recreation 1
In Recreation 1, the Blues targeted extra on defending an eight-point lead as alleged to extending it. In Origin footy, you may’t do this in any other case the attacking workforce will put on you down and crack you.
NSW tried to do this in Recreation 2 in 2017 and Queensland adopted go well with the corresponding recreation the next yr. On each events, the workforce misplaced. All through the 80 minutes, NSW by no means seemed like they’ll get beat.
2. Queensland will come out firing in Recreation three
As a Blues fan, I strongly advocate that NSW don’t get too cocky. They are going to be heavy favourites subsequent time round and they are going to be at house.
They could have thrashed Queensland however the Maroons will probably be out for revenge after that humiliation. Maroons will probably be seeking to take revenge to defeat the Blues and take the defend again on their soil.
three. Recreation on
The collection remains to be alive. Each groups have solely completed half the job and can look to finish it in Recreation three.
David Klemmer will probably be again in that one and I don’t know I will probably be dropped for him. If he and Daniel Saifiti workforce up for NSW towards Queensland, the Maroons can have an enormous wrestle towards the Newcastle forwards.
Based mostly on what I noticed, I’m calling a match that will probably be down the wire. Whoever wins will achieve this in a detailed end by 6 factors or much less. I can’t predict a winner now. Roarers, who do you suppose will get the job completed?