I thought State of Origin Game I was great, or good.
I think all of the boys did a great job in Game I. They were outstanding - every single one of them. They all went out there and did their jobs the best they could.
Every player that put on that jersey represented Queensland well.
I think there's areas we need to work on as a group - we'll continue to do that for sure.
Obviously in the first half of Game I we were under all sorts of pressure … we didn't have much good ball and the boys did a lot of defending.
Come half time, being only 8-0 down - I think that was a positive sign for us. You know, we'd had three tries disallowed. There were some positive signs for us, definitely.
But I think in Game II we've got to be a whole lot better from the start.
I think our start - our first 10 to 20 minutes - has got to be better.
I think we put ourselves under all sorts of pressure in terms of turning the ball over, a couple of penalties... with a side like New South Wales, you can't really give them too many opportunities because they will make you pay.
For Game II, everyone has to make their one-on-one tackles, our kick chase needs to be better - and we'll make sure that it is.
I think having Game II in Perth is a great idea. Especially from what you hear - all the people over in Perth are big Queensland supporters, so obviously we're going to have a big crowd there supporting us, which is ideal.
Both sides are going there - into unfamiliar territory, so it sets it up for a wonderful game.
You'd always like to think a clean sweep is possible, but at the same time you've got to give respect to New South Wales; they're a good team who will be hard to beat in Game II.
We just need to win two to win the series - that's most important.
I think it's going to be great and I’m really looking forward to getting over there. I think the new stadium over there is electric.
And we've got some community visits to do, so I'm really looking forward to doing that.
I can’t wait to get over there and showcase our great game.
Match: Maroons v Blues
Game 2 -
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
- Nine Network