Some tired, tired legs in maroon shirts.
39 mins: The Blues have the scent of blood in their nostrils as we head towards the break. Michael Morgan 4. Now, with the Blues down 1-0 before a must-win game two in Perth, Maloney has his chance to rescue the series and stamp his legacy as one of rugby league’s best winners of the past decade. 31 mins: Good running from Morgan puts the Maroons within 10m. "We missed that [enforcer role] in the first game. Everything on the line now for Game 3 - where the Maroons will need to recover physically as well as mentally. According to The Courier-Mail, Mbye is on $950,000 per season at the Wests Tigers which is subsided by his former club Canberbury. "Tom Trbojevic, we just needed to get him in the team," Fittler said. James Tedesco 2. “There’s so many other areas ... we had some errors in the second half. Dale Finucane15. NSW back on the front foot. It’s tempting to think NSW will be favourites for the series now as we head towards Game 3 but, just to put things in perspective, the Maroons have won the past seven series when they’ve won Game 1. 38 mins: Maloney with another break. Pearce’s time as NSW halfback was much maligned and he never won a series with the team, missing the victorious 2014 campaign. 77 mins: I don’t know if Brad Fittler knows how to be smug (he seems quite amiable) but he must be thrilled with how his instincts have paid off tonight, especially after all that media criticism for chopping and changing the team. "The experience of Wade Graham and Blake Ferguson coming back is really going to help us over there.". Finch himself played three games in the blue strip, winning only one of those. jerseys on Friday where had some sound advice for Brad Fittler’s men. They’re starting to turn the screw. 59 mins: Maloney misses the kick but it shouldn’t cost the Blues. Just as I’m writing that, Gagai gets within an inch of the line but is held up. Game 2 will be played at Optus Stadium in Perth.
How much is the absence of Jai Arrow costing them? — AAP. How will this mauling affect the Queenslanders mentally for Game 3? “We really appreciate his efforts in game one, he scored a great try, and if there was any dramas he would have been straight back in.”.
59 mins: This is getting ugly. Better from Queensland. It’s not all good news for NSW though. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. “Freddy (Fittler) has picked a team with menace,” Geyer told The Saturday Telegraph. Shouldn’t. By Ben Glover.