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Blues' tactics brilliant, but Maroons can hit back

The 2021 State of Origin opener was a record-breaking win for New South Wales and some tactical innovations from Brad Fittler played a key part in the final result. Anthony Seibold and Zac Bailey analyse the performances of both teams, and what needs to change for Game II, in this week's edition of Game Plan

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