"If we don't win this game it's another series to Queensland", said Chris Boulous of the first State of Origin match.
The format sees club-mates regularly step over the line against one another as tempers flare in Australia's biggest grudge-match.
Coach Laurie Daley was still wary of a Queensland side embracing the underdog tag after losing Matt Scott (knee), Johnathan Thurston (shoulder), Billy Slater (overlooked), Greg Inglis (knee) and Corey Parker (retired).
Just as that match at the MCG two years ago was a false dawn for the Blues, it was also false start in Pearce's Origin redemption - something Jonathan Thurston famously reminded him of in game three.
The Blues were installed as bookies favourites for game one in Brisbane for the first time since 2005 - and NSW didn't like it one bit.
"The best fullbacks in the game, they save those sort of tries, especially in Origin arenas".
"It's hard making changes but I felt we needed some fresh blood", Meninga said.
Injuries have wreaked havoc on the Maroons side, season ending injuries to Origin legends Matt Scott and Greg Inglis had already helped the Blues but the withdrawal of the best rugby league player on the planet, Jonathan Thurston has evened the odds up and made fans south of the border actually believe that a fearless loss is now out of the question, they can actually win!
"I'm sure if he needs to have input into any of the decisions then he will". His kicking could have been better, perhaps, but he was in the thick of the action and scored a try of his own in the dying moments of the first half. Hayne enjoyed the final giggle though with a try in the 60th minute when he ran to celebrate with Blatchy's Blues.
Rugby League's State of Origin has once again swept all before it, recording another dominant victory in the ratings battle.
Brought across to Brisbane along with Mark Graham by new Norths Devils Coach Graham Lowe for the 1980 season, the ferocious nature of Napa's defence left an impression on many opposition players, not to mention his captain.
"But I can guarantee you this group won't doubt them and I won't doubt them". "We'll make adjustments from there if we have to", Walters said.
"For myself, I really want to do it and if I have 16 others around me who really want to do it, the sky's the limit".
The only downside for the Blues, who ran in five tries to their opponents' one as Andrew Fifita excelled, was the exit of Mitchell Pearce 11 minutes into the second half, after the recalled playmaker took a nasty-looking blow to the head.
Anthony Milford needs to be "on" from minute 1 until minute 80, Queensland boss Kevin Walters says. "I was more the kid that crossed every toe and finger and hair follicle they had and hoped it was possible, not knew it was", Cronk said. "He's a great player and he showed that with a couple of his plays that got us on the front foot, how damaging he can be". Sam Thaiday is the man off the bench QLD will look to bend the Blues back when he tears onto the field.
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Yet despite the results, former leader of the party, Nigel Farage, remained positive about the party's prospect. The humiliation in Boston comes after he failed to win in the Stoke Central by-election in February.
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He fell well short in his first shot at the title, when James' Miami team beat Oklahoma City in five games in 2012. Green took it hard when the Cavaliers took advantage of his absence in Game 5 to win and captured Games 6 and 7.
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