State of Origin II: The five moments that caught the eye as New South Wales thrashed Queensland in Perth

Ashley Klein points at a player off camera while holding up his other hand in the air

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New South Wales are well and truly back in contention for this year’s State of Origin crown after a dominant thrashing of the Maroons at Perth Stadium.

The Blues racked up seven tries and an incalculable amount of confidence in the 32-point rout on Sunday ahead of the decider at the Lang Park cauldron on July 13.

Whether it was a controversial sin binning or just some Nathan Cleary brilliance that made the difference, here are the five key talking points from State of Origin II.

New South Wales started the game at a tremendous pace and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the opening…

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