State of Origin: Five things we learned from game one

The Blues won a thriller 22-12 at the magnificent Melbourne Cricket Ground, but what did we learn from an enthralling 80 minutes?

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The New South Wales Blues took a giant step closer to ending a run of three consecutive series wins by the Queensland Maroons with a hard-fought 22-12 win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday night.

Across a gripping 80-minute display, there was the usual intensity, hard hits and niggle, as well as the standard controversy we’ve come to expect, but what did we learn from the contest?

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