Pretty incredible effort. The funny thing is, it could have, and should have been more. Smith absolutely blew a dead cert - when's the last time you read that sentence? - and there were a couple of others that easily could have been with a little more passing accuracy and quickness.
QLD forwards stood up big time. They were enormous. Macguire just about man of the match for me, what an absolute monster. I think a lot of people probably though they'd struggle to replace the insane work rate and physicality of Parker... well, they did. Hess, Napa, Gillett, Wallace, are amongst the best young forwards in the game. There's no real sign of Queensland slowing down.
I thought the outside backs were pretty magnificent too... they always looked dangerous with ball in hand. Gagai is such a good player, and Chambers probably is the best centre in the game, Holmes is electric... again QLD is in good hands in that department.
And then that spine... with JT, those 3 Storm players probably form the greatest spine of all time.
So, while there might be a changing of the guard occurring, that same Queensland spirit seems to keep shining through.