He can not sugar coat how much off the rate that they were in match but Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans is convinced of State of Origin salvation for the Maroons on Sunday.

Queensland were humiliated 50-6 with a uncontrolled NSW group in Townsville, a beat as awkward and humbling since the scoreline would suggest.

Cherry-Evans nevertheless is heading into camp before game two at Suncorp Stadium considering that the margin between the two teams isn’t as huge as the gross profit to the scoreboard.

“There is lessons to be learned from game one, a few huge lessons, but when we could identify it, we could turn it on real fast,” he explained.

“It was match one, and we all have our pants pulled down and that they blasted us we’re so blessed there is two more matches to go partner.

The Maroons will nevertheless welcome back brace Josh Papalii while Cherry-Evans can also be tipping five-eighth Cameron Munster for a considerably improved actor after he arrived into match one fighting with a foot injury.

“it is a really thankless job coming back from injury, particularly in an Origin stadium,” Cherry-Evans explained.

“We clearly got smashed and there is a great deal of reasons why but I can not help but believe players who came in with no footy under their belt such as Harry (Grant) and Munnie (Munster) are likely to be much better for playing back in heart territory and obtaining people K’s back.

“The game’s changed radically and you have to have the ability to proceed with all the momentum.

“They will be good for usbetter for your run for certain.” Maroons rear Munster to fire at Origin II.