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Former Blues legend Glenn Lazarus has singled out Aaron Woods for an average Origin performance, with a particular focus on the way he ran the ball.
Speaking on Channel Nine's The Footy Show, Lazarus said the issue for NSW extended from the lack of intensity from the big blokes in the side.
"The very first set of six, he's backed into the defence. He does it a lot at club level, and gets away with it because the defence isn't as intense or committed," Lazarus said.
"So he gets offloads away and creates a lot of opportunities for the Wests Tigers.
"But at Origin level, you don't get away with it. He got dominated in the ruck, he was held down for an eternity. The poor bugger that took the next hit-up got smashed.
"And then of course, our very first set of six, our kick is charged down. What NSW needed then was our big guys to go forward and complete the set of six rather than backing into the line."