15 Jun 2011

NSW passionate about Blues

6:52 pm on 15 June 2011

New South Wales league coach Ricky Stuart says tonight's 80-thousand sellout second game in the State of Origin series in Sydney shows just how passionate the state is about the Blues.

The 'house full' sign for an Origin contest at ANZ Stadium went up last week for the first time since 2005, which also happened to be the last time the Blues won the series.

While the drenching Sydney has had might keep a few away from the turnstiles tonight, Ricky Stuart believes those who turn up will be rewarded by a side that went so close to winning game one in Brisbane despite being starved of possession.