Expert tips for Game Two

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State Of Origin: Queensland plan to get the ball in Greg Inglis’ hands a lot more in Origin II.

Cooper Cronk is a popular pick for man of the match. Picture: Peter Wallis

WITH Queensland able to claim the 2016 State Of Origin series with victory at Suncorp Stadium tonight our experts give their verdict on who will reign supreme.

STATE OF ORIGIN II TEAMS

QLD: 1 Darius Boyd 2 Corey Oates 3 Greg Inglis 4 Justin O’Neill 5 Dane Gagai 6 Johnathan Thurston 7 Cooper Cronk 8 Matthew Scott 9 Cameron Smith 10 Josh McGuire 11 Matt Gillett 12 Sam Thaiday 13 Corey Parker. Interchange: 14 Michael Morgan 15 Jacob Lillyman 16 Aidan Guerra 17 Josh Papalii.

NSW: 1 Matt Moylan 2 Blake Ferguson 3 Michael Jennings 14 Dylan Walker 5 Josh Mansour 6 James Maloney 7 Adam Reynolds 8 Aaron Woods 9 Robbie Farah 10 James Tamou 11 Greg Bird 12 Josh Jackson 13 Paul Gallen. Interchange: 15 Tyson Frizell 16 David Klemmer 17 Andrew Fifita 18 Jack Bird

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Ben Cummins.

MICHAEL WESTLAKE, sports editor

TIP: Queensland by 18.

WHY: On a fast and firm track, Queensland’s superior attack will see them trounce the Blues. After a game together in the Origin furnace, the Maroons look stronger than in Game Two while the Blues look weaker.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Greg Inglis.

FIRST TRY: Greg Inglis.

Greg Inglis trains at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday ahead of Game Two. Picture: Peter Wallis

Greg Inglis trains at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday ahead of Game Two. Picture: Peter WallisSource:News Corp Australia

PETER BADEL, chief rugby league writer

TIP: Queensland by 18.

WHY: The faster Suncorp track will suit a Maroons side piloted by Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk. NSW will not have forgotten the scars of last year’s 52-6 rout.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Cameron Smith.

FIRST TRY: Corey Oates.

TRAVIS MEYN, rugby league writer

TIP: Queensland by 12.

WHY: The Maroons have not had an ideal preparation but were too good for NSW in poor conditions in Origin I and will relish a faster track at Suncorp Stadium.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Johnathan Thurston.

FIRST TRY: Dane Gagai.

Dane Gagai had a blinder in Game One in Sydney. Picture: Peter Wallis

Dane Gagai had a blinder in Game One in Sydney. Picture: Peter WallisSource:News Corp Australia

CHRIS GARRY, rugby league writer

TIP: Queensland by 20.

WHY: The Blues don’t have the creativity to thrive on a dry surface where their boring tactics won’t be as effective.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Cameron Smith.

FIRST TRY: Corey Oates.

RIKKI-LEE ARNOLD, rugby league writer

TIP: Queensland by 14.

WHY: They proved too tough for NSW on their home ground three weeks ago and Maroons will take it up another step in front of a packed Suncorp Stadium.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Cameron Smith.

FIRST TRY: Dane Gagai.

ROBERT CRADDOCK, chief sports writer

TIP: Queensland by 12.

WHY: It will be a more open game than the first one because NSW must take risks, giving Queensland the chance to feed off their desperation.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Cooper Cronk.

FIRST TRY: Josh Reynolds.

Cooper Cronk is a popular pick for man of the match. Picture: Peter Wallis

Cooper Cronk is a popular pick for man of the match. Picture: Peter WallisSource:News Corp Australia

PAUL MALONE, senior sports writer

TIP: Queensland by 8.

WHY: Matchwinners in key positions to do it again. NSWs record at Suncorp stadium in the past five years is not an accident.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Cooper Cronk.

FIRST TRY: Matt Gillett.

MIKE COLMAN, senior sports writer

TIP: Queensland by 6.

WHY: Won’t be a 50-plus shellacking as the Blues are young, hungry and can’t possibly play as dumb as they did in Game One. But cool heads and experience of Maroons will still get them home.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Darius Boyd.

FIRST TRY:Corey Parker.

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