Yet another thrilling game that will go down in Origin history. The New South Wales go down yet again to a dominant Queensland side. The score ended up being 12-16 but the NSW have a lot of positives that they can take out of the game last night. There many brave players in the Blues team including the new comers in Josh Dugan, Akuila Uate, Mark Gasnier and Jamie Soward.
At the start of the game Queensland were dominating the Blues by making easy meters. Being allowed to make meters the Queenslanders scored an early and easy try through a clever kick for Jonathan Thurston to score a early try. For the rest of the half the Blues looked like they could scored with good surges down the left side, Panthers centre Micheal Jennings created a lot of havoc down the Queensland right side.
Newcomer Akuila “The Thriller” Uate had a magnificent game, though making one mistake he made good breaks and meters for his side. He played with a lot of spark and could of made the difference? Another star for the Blues that now one really noticed was hardworking second rower Greg Bird, behind the scenes he worked really hard, put on some good hits, some good runs and got through the line to set up a comeback try.
The halves from NSW I think were a bit quite both needed to get into the game a little more. Jamie Soward should of used more of kicks to keep Queensland in there own half so that they could get better ball possession. I think that if Soward had run the ball a few times that would have also made a difference to the outcome. Another thing what would surely have made New South was when after they had scored that marvellous try (Micheal Jennings) it was only the fourth tackle and they wanted to hold onto the ball and make more meters up the field but instead hooker Micheal Ennis kicked the ball right to Darius Boyd giving him good field position with nobody chasing thus giving Queensland a chance to get back into the game.
Let’s face it New South could of won what was one magnificent game. So if they could do that imagine that they will do at Sydney!!!! COME ON BLUES