State of Origin II - June 26th, 2013 @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. XXXX Queensland Maroons 1. Billy Slater 2. Darius Boyd 3. Greg Inglis 4. Justin Hodges 5. Brent Tate 6. Jonathan Thurston 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Matt Scott 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nate Myles 11. Chris McQueen 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Corey Parker 14. Daly Cherry-Evans 15. Matt Gillett 16. Ben Te'o 17. Josh Papaliii 18. Jacob Lillyman Coached by Mal Meninga Vs. VB New South Wales Blues 1. Josh Dugan 2. Brett Morris 3. Michael Jennings 4. Josh Morris 5. Nathan Merritt 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Paul Gallen 9. Robbie Farah 10. Aaron Woods 11. Luke Lewis 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Greg Bird 14. Andrew Fifita 15. Trent Merrin 16. Josh Reynolds 17. Anthony Watmough 18. John Sutton Coached by Laurie Daley NSW come into Brisbane on the back of a 14 - 6 victory in Sydney. Despite consistently making errors with the ball, the more eager Blues got the jump on us. The NSW pack were more aggressive and for most of the game seemed more likely to get the better of their Northern rivals. This of course culminated in the first half with Paul Gallen abruptly punching Nate Myles in the face repeatedly for retaliating to Gallen smashing his forearm into him when he was already restrained in the tackle. This was justified by Gallen due to Myles allegedly twisting legs in tackles, something there is no evidence of, and leading with his head in hit ups, which leads to concussions for players with piss poor tackling techniques. Also, our halves played like a busted arse which meant we struggled to make things happen in attack. In the three weeks since the big four have hit their straps, so I expect to see us put a lot more points on the board, particularly since the game is in Brisbane. That means NSW will have to hold onto the ball and if the conditions at Suncorp are still all juicy and moist, they might struggle in comparison to us since our playmakers shit all over theirs. Anyway I'm tipping Queensland. We'll win comfortably up here but balls it up in Sydney when we're too complacent and they have the whole '7 years without a win' shame to motivate them. Should be a good game anyway.