The 2018 series is where the tide finally turns for New South Wales after a generation of punishment.
Brad Fittler has wiped the slate clean and named 11 debutants for the Blues.
It is well overdue and is the reason why The Wolf believes the Blues will take Game 1 and the series.
Speed and form were clearly priority one in the selection process providing the Blues with an abundance of attacking weapons.
QLD have had their most interrupted preparation in recent memory.
It started with the retirement of stalwart Cameron Smith and has continued since.
First Billy Slater went down, then Gagai dislocated his finger at training before cause for concern regarding Ben Hunt.
The Blues have a clear edge in the pack and the disruption in the QLD backline will make the mountain too big to climb – even for them.
Wolfy says to back NSW -6.5 and watch them win by 13+.
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