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State of Origin: New South Wales looking to improve on game one performance

Blues hooker Robbie Farah
NSW's Robbie Farah: Image credit: AAP
New South Wales may be one-up in the State of Origin series, but the Blues know a repeat of their game one performance will not be enough to get the job done at Lang Park on Wednesday night.
On the brink of their first series win since 2005, Blues hooker Robbie Farah concedes the Blues can not afford the lapses that plagued their series-opening win.
He even went as far as to say his side were lucky to escape with the 14-6 victory at the Olympic stadium.
The Blues to a man know the Maroons will not be as forgiving on home soil.

"You don't get many chances in Origin footy and when you do you need to be clinical," Farah said."We started the game well in game one, our first half was pretty much spot on, but we let ourselves down in the second half.
"We invited them (back into the game), but they're a great side, they haven't won seven in a row for nothing.
"They play the 80 minutes every game. You can't expect to beat Queensland over 60-50 minutes.
"We were probably lucky in the first game that our first 60 was good enough and we were lucky enough to hold on in the end, but they're going to be better, we need an 80-minute performance.
"They've been a great team for a long time because they come at you for the whole game."
And if the memory of getting away with a win in Sydney does not do the trick, Farah said the pain of not quite getting there in last year's nail-biting loss in the series decider should provide all the motivation the Blues need.
"Close isn't good enough is it?" Farah said of the 21-20 loss at Lang Park, when a last-minute Cooper Cronk field goal was all that separated the two teams.
"We came close last year but we still didn't win then game, we need to find that little bit extra.
"They're going to be up for a big one, we know that, they're going to be better than game one, we've got to match it."
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