Maroons loss

Quickest half we've ever played: Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers can hold their heads high after the Maroons' loss, with Cronk's pinpoint kicking game keeping Queensland in the game during the first 40 minutes of play, and Chambers's 184 metres and nine tackle busts arguably the best 80-minute performance in Kevin Walters's side. 

With both being so heavily involved in the first half, it is no surprise they felt it the most, and for good reason. 

The first 40 minutes saw end-to-end football, as each side enjoyed 50 per cent of possession in a game that had a frenetic pace.