Look The State of Origin 2013 game 2:Millions of international State Of Origin Rugby League fans will have the opportunity to tune in live to 2,3 Game of the State of Origin Rugby League Series 2013.For the latest State of Origin news checkout our live news feed.Battle Counter (Before this Series) - QLD 17 vs NSW 12 (2 drawn series).New South Wales looks to clinch its first State of Origin series victory since 2005 after scoring a 14-6 win over Queensland in Game 1. The series shifts to Brisbane for Game 2 and Maroons hope to send it to a deciding third contest with a home triumph.
NSW are desperate heading into Origin III. They’re desperate to end Queensland’s seven-year dominance and desperate to wipe the smirks off the faces of Cameron Smith and company.
They’re desperate to finish what they started in Sydney back in Origin I, and desperate to rectify the mistakes that saw them on the wrong end of a flogging in Origin II.
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Competition:2013 State of Origin Game 3
Date: Wednesday 17 july,2013
Location:ANZ Stadium Sydney, Australia,
Live on Channel Nine
So far in the series, the Blues have scored a total of 20 points, and in a contender for understatement of the year, I’m going to predict that 10 points – their per game average – won’t be enough to defeat the Maroons at Homebush tomorrow night.Optimistic New South Welshmen will point out that 10 points would have been enough to defeat Queensland in game one, but you would have to be crazy to think the Maroons will play that badly again.
Which, for the mathematical professors among us, means NSW will need to score more than 18 points to win the game.
So the question I repeat is, do NSW have enough points in them?
The loss of Jarryd Hayne is a massive blow, as he has a knack of scoring big tries against Queensland. His absence will be felt in many facets of the game, but none more so that his propensity to cross the try line.
Though the backline of Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, James McManus, Brett Morris and Josh Dugan has an abundance of try scoring ability, the issue once again will be providing them with opportunities. This obviously falls back upon the go-forward the pack provides, and then the chances the ball-players can create for their backs.
Sadly, when it comes to the forwards, NSW will be without the services of arguably the world’s best, with Paul Gallen ruled out via injury.
For that to happen, a number of things need to happen. Their game plans must be executed perfectly and they must not start as poorly as they did in Game 2, where the opening 10 minutes set the tone for the remaining 70 minutes of heartbreak.
NSW must be perfect, and they must carry out a number of key tasks if they’re to topple the Maroons in front of a packed Sydney crowd. For the Blues to win, here’s three aspects which they must get right on Wednesday night.
Pressure Queensland’s kicking game
And yet, what amazes me even more is the fact that the Blues seemingly can’t manage the same pressure on the likes of Cooper Cronk or Jonathan Thurston.
For the Blues to win in Origin III, that’s got to change.