Ok, my summary:
Refs: Non Issue, couple of average calls, like the Gallen head high but generally not a factor. Not good, but not result determining.
Moylan: A couple of errors which I fully expected, but to be honest I think people are being a little harsh on him. I definitely wouldn't say he looked totally out of place and he looked like one of the few who might do something special for us. I'd have liked to see him take the line on a little more early in in the game when in attack as opposed to always looking to pass, but that will come.
Ferguson: Did his job, can't really fault him. Few opportunities in attack but solid in defence and under the high ball.
Jennings: Usual origin game for him, looked threatening but never fully cut loose and didn't get the early service he needs.
Morris: Apart from the drop ball, he did his job on Inglis, so I can't fault him. Deserves to hold his spot for mine.
Mansour: Sound debut, Qld clearly didn't want to kick to him, only 1 kick return for 20 metres, as opposed to 9 for 69 for Moylan and 5 for 35 for Ferguson. Need to find a way to get him running it back more. 5 tackle busts.
Maloney: Solid effort, read Cronk backpedalling well and kept running at him to find Cordner for a try and a really good cover tackle on Gagai, but probably needed to help Reynolds with some of the long kicks as ARey really was getting pressured.
Reynolds: Long kicking game was poor for the most part, and shanked a couple of short ones, but its the first time I can remember us getting some repeat sets in Origin for a LOOOONG time, something Pearce always failed to do. Solid defensively but you gottta take the line on as an Origin half and he didn't really do that. But dude, really, you were there for one job, convert easy conversions!!!
Woods: Did his job in attack and defence and as part of a rotation that I thought did enough to get a win. He needs a haircut.
Farah: Thought his service was slower than it usually is, he seemed to be doing this little dummy thing before passing it, where usually its either a pass of the deck or a scoot from DH. Thought he kicked really well though which took pressure off on a number of occasion and forced a couple of restarts, solid as a rock defensively as always.
Tamou: Yeah, was alright in the rotation. Did his bit.
Jackson: 60metres 35 tackles in 70 minutes. Worst return in terms of metres of ALL forward. Guerra had more tackles per minute. I just don't think he is an Origin player. Sure, he did his job defensively, but I reckon there are about 20 others out there that could have done that. He'll keep his spot, and fair enough I guess, but I'm just not sure he is the guy for the future.
Cordner: Thought he was NSW best and close to best forward on ground, he won me over with that effort so he just needs to maintain it. But he isn't a future NSW captain like some are suggesting.
Gallen: Typical Gallen effort. Solid if unspectacular and gave away a penalty that led to points (even though it was a dud call) Can't wait for next year without him.
Bird: Typical Bird like effort. The one good call Daley made I think was shifting him to the bench.
Klemmer: Good effort in the rotation, would like to see him get a few more minutes. I'd actually like to see how he goes starting. The goose step was interesting and he needs to be careful as he is starting to get a high knee lift into his running style, but he is an Origin forward. No stupid mistakes from him is a step forward.
Fifita: Can't believe we subbed him on 5 minutes into the 2nd half, why not with 5 left in the first?? Clearly the forward that can break the game open for us. Just needs to get up and play the ball quickly as opposed to looking for a penalty every tackle.
That was it right, don't think I've missed anyone.
Side for game two:
1. Moylan (can't drop him, tough on Teddy and Dugan, perhaps Daley will put him on the bench as an extra, which I'd prefer as I didn't like only having a 3 man bench, and play either Dugan or Teddy in the 1)
4. Morris (deserves to be retained I think, but he may well miss out to Dugan, bad message to send though if he is dropped)
7. Reynolds (Gotta stick with both halves for the series, though they weren't great, they showed some promise)
17. Peachey/Cartwright/Frizell/Moylan if Teddy is in the 1, just someone that will at least be a viable option at any point in the game.
Daley will dig in and pick Walker again on the basis that he thought the refs duded NSW and that is further evidence as to why he shouldn't be there.
Qld Summary: Won the game, have a far superior spine. That's the difference. Well played.