We saw on Sunday night just how much things can change in two weeks.
There were raps for Billy Slater coming from every direction, Cameron Munster produced one of the all-time great State of Origin performances and Queensland’s debutants delivered on the biggest stage in rugby league.
But that all came crashing down when New South Wales piled on seven tries to send the series to a decider with a 44-12 win.
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Munster had some nice touches but was a shadow of the player he was in game one, but the real concern for Slater will be Queensland’s flimsy defence in the second half.
Kalyn Ponga and Patrick Carrigan were the Maroons’ best and would have given fans something to…