Triple M's Peter Sterling has lauded incumbent NSW hooker Nathan Peats on his Blues debut.
Speaking on Triple M Saturday NRL, Sterlo said Peats' involvement was crucial to the team coming away with the win.
"The guys were fantastic," Sterlo said.
"Nathan Peats was outstanding - it was as good of a debut at Origin level as I think you'll see.
"It was said to me that if you didn't see too much of Nathan Peats then he's done his job.
"And to some degree that's right, but he's hard to miss.
"His first-up contact is great, he hits and sticks, service was excellent, went the full 80 minutes - and that was really important to the team, because it meant you had much more flexibility in the way that Laurie used the bench."