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New South Wales’ ruthless mentality revealed as Blues absolutely THUMP Queensland

‘Win or DIE’: New South Wales’ ruthless mentality revealed as Blues absolutely THUMP Queensland to level up in State of Origin

  • Jarome Luai has lifted the lid on New South Wales’ mentality against Queensland
  • AS IT HAPPENED: Blues pushes Queensland to bring Origin to a Game III decider
  • Try scorer Luai said his teammates had a ‘win or die’ mentality for the match

New South Wales were prepared to die to win tonight’s crucial Origin clash against Queensland and their massive appetites allowed them to take a stunning victory over the Maroons.

The Blues entered Sunday’s Origin II clash with a desperate need for victory after Queensland took the series opener in Sydney, while Nathan Cleary kept quiet during that match at Accor Stadium.

However, the Panthers halfback found his mojo again in Perth, contributing to a quickfire double as the Blues started a second half attack and sealed a 34-point win.

Jarome Luai lifted the lid on New South Wales' ruthless mentality on Sunday in Origin II

Jarome Luai lifted the lid on New South Wales’ ruthless mentality on Sunday in Origin II

The Blues have taken Origin to a decision after blowing Queensland out of the water in Perth

The Blues have taken Origin to a decision after blowing Queensland out of the water in Perth

Try scorer Jarome Luai has revealed the ruthless mentality of Brad Fittler’s squad that contributed to a big win at Optus Stadium.

“We came tonight with a win or die mentality,” he told Nine. ‘I’m proud of the boys. They stopped it with an 80 minute performance and we beat the Queenslanders.

‘It was an intensive week. Every day. Every day the boys came in and yanked in. That’s the mentality we need to keep in every camp.’

Luai says his teammates took a 'win or die' attitude heading into Sunday's game

Luai says his teammates took a ‘win or die’ attitude heading into Sunday’s game

Blues captain James Tedesco added that his side was “hungry” than their rivals and that was the difference at Optus Stadium.

“We were hungry,” he said. ‘We talked about that during the week. We had to be bolder, more hungry. No second chances.

“I felt we did. The discipline did not let us down. The second half was pleasant.’

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