NSW hooker Robbie Farah is set to miss between two and four weeks with a shoulder injury, but is hopeful of being fit for State of Origin II.
One man has already put his hand up for Robbie Farah's NSW jersey should the stand-in skipper fail to be fit for Origin II.
Injured NSW Origin hopefuls Paul Gallen and Brett Morris are strong chances of making their NRL returns in Round 13.
Queensland's Melbourne Storm stars are thrilled about the chance to clinch this year's Origin series at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground in June.
NSW coach Laurie Daley has praised the efforts of his two halves Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson after the Blues' one-point loss to Queensland on Wednesday.
After being on the wrong end of some rough Beau Scott treatment earlier this year, Johnathan Thurston was satisfied to get revenge in Origin I.
Queensland captain Cameron Smith said the patience of the Maroons was the key their hard-fought 11-10 victory over New South Wales in State of Origin I.
NSW coach Laurie Daley says his side can "definitely" still win the series after losing by a single point in Origin I despite being well below their best.
NSW stand-in skipper Robbie Farah appears in doubt for next month's State of Origin game two in the wake of Queensland's 11-10 victory in Sydney.
In the closest of Origin encounters, resolute defence from NSW proved not quite enough as Queensland's experienced campaigners found a way to win.