I didn't catch the whole game, saw most of the second half, the Blues don't look to be far behind though as a squad at this point. Bird and Frizzle looked good in that arena, good on them. If Jackson pulled that same move he did there late in the game wearing the Bulldogs jersey I'd like to think our edge players would have done something with it. What I saw was far more impressive from both teams than the yawn-fest of game 1.
Hope the Blues coach and selectors are smart enough to write down a team with at least one or two more younger guys for game 3 to blood them for the next series (presumable they'll be writing that team down using crayons as usual.... Crayola sponsoring the NSW coaching staff would be almost as ironically awesome as OPSM sponsoring the refs).
For me. Step 1, move Origin to pre or post season to stop messing up the main club season - I was most happy to see this idea getting some traction with NRL media this year at least.
Step 2, bring in fan voting for spots, along with selectors, as the NBA all-star game does - if the NRL was shy about stealing ideas from the NBA we wouldn't have a "shot clock" so surely this wouldn't be so hard to steal also, with fan voting, we wouldn't be relying on ex players to do it, which, you may have noticed... most current, and ex players are not really known for being clever, the average fan (or, average of all fans) could pick a better current squad without doubt, and a Origin jersey really should be a reward for playing well right now, not just for having played it last year.