This year people including me have been more interested in the New South Wales build up. NSW have chosen As many people say ''The game is won through the forwards" they are probably right, both forward packs have work horses and meter eaters. But I think that if the Blues want to win game 1 of the series they will need to have good impact off the bench. If you look at the Queensland side they have named quite a tough team. So if they want to wear out Queensland they need to have a lot of fire power coming off the bench. They will also need big games from the speedy looking backline. New comers in Akuila "The Thriller" Uate has been fantastic this season for his NRL club as is looking to put his name down as one of the form backs in Origin on the wing. Another advantage for NSW is that there are many St George Dragons in this NSW backline. Mark Gasnier will be very big in the New Souths hope for a victory. His experience in Origin should be a big boost for the rookies in the side. Jamie Sowards kicking game will also be a big factor in this NSW side, for the Dragons his kicks are absolutely spectacular, deep and in space, just what the coach wants!!! Queensland will surely be watching Soward go himself they all know that he is very quick off the mark.
This is the class of the decade, LET"S GO THE BLUES!!!!!!!!!!
Late mail: Dean Young starting, Ennis Moves to the bench. (Come On the Tigers!!!)