Let's just say the paint was blistering off the walls in my household at the inept "captaincy" of Darren Lockyer. Surely the worst captain the Maroons have had the misfortune to instal in the Origin era. How can a captain allow his charges to be so hopelessly inept in a first half of shame? Even Carl Webb looked disinterested. Why does it take the team's so-called "bad boy" to get punched in the head before the side sparks up. Why did he not even attempt a field goial in the final 20 seconds? Was he afraid of failure? So he crabs across field in a useless nothing play that reeked of uncertainty. Better to have tried and failed than to have not tried at all. How Wally Lewis must have fumed to have seen such a woeful effort. Would he have not spent the entire game barking in the ears of his players and the referee and started a brawl inside the first 15 minutes if his team were so overawed? And what was Meninga thinking when playing the error prone Bronco Tate (more of a winger) in the centres whilst shunting the NRL's top-scoring Centre (Bell) out to the wing????? Better the maroons play Travis Burns in the famous number 6 jumper for game two. At least he can tackle and won't get in the way of Thurston.