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.
In the closest of Origin encounters, resolute defence from NSW proved not quite enough as Queensland's experienced campaigners found a way to win.
NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 Queensland XXXX Maroons players in Holden State of Origin Game One.
NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 NSW VB Blues players in Holden State of Origin Game One.
A Cooper Cronk field goal has handed Queensland the opening game of the 2015 Holden State of Origin series, with the Maroons prevailing at ANZ Stadium.
Sydney Roosters prop Sam Moa says the NRL's moves to shed more light on mental health issues is particularly important to Polynesian players.
South Sydney NRL hooker Issac Luke insists his demotion from the starting side wasn't a punishment for signing with the Warriors.