Ultimate test faces Blues’ Origin attack

NSW insist they are unfazed by their poor scoring record as they travel to Suncorp Stadium and attempt to save the State of Origin series.

Not only are the Blues under pressure trying to avoid their 10th series loss in 11 years, they must do so at “The Cauldron”, an unhappy hunting ground for them for over a decade.

In the wake of NSW’s 6-4 loss in the series opener, questions are being asked about their ability to score enough points to avoid yet another series defeat.

Not only are Queensland buoyed playing at the old Lang Park, but the Blues have struggled to get over the tryline there.

Since 2006, Queensland have won 10 of 13 matches at the ground and have scored over 24 points on eight of those occasions.

NSW have done so just twice.

Also, the Blues have only scored more than four tries, at any venue, just once since Daley took over in 2013, raising questions about the potency of their attack.

While NSW fans might be wondering where they are going to find find some spark, Daley claimed to have no such concerns.

“If we played conservatively, then obviously Queensland did then as well,” Daley said of the game one scoreline.

“One try each and we probably had more opportunities than what they did.

“We created more offloads than what we have ever created before.

“Our execution wasn’t great but it doesn’t faze me or worry me.”

Daley resisted calls to draft in noted attackers James Tedesco and Bryce Cartwright, saying he avoided making unforced changes because there was one day less to prepare for game two.

NSW fullback Moylan admitted he didn’t know whether Daley would drop him in favour of Tedesco and noted he needed to eliminate the couple of costly errors under the high ball which marred his Origin debut.

Moylan pointed to the Blues’ glut of possession in the Queensland danger zone in game one as a sign that they were not far off and was confident they could convert that into points.

“I think there were opportunities that we had in that last game that we didn’t take,” Moylan said.

“In Origin you don’t get too many chances. We’ve got to try to be a bit better in that area.”

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