A show and go from Blues half-back Trent Hodkinson sealed victory for the Blues in game two and the series win.

NSW were below par throughout game two that saw plenty of penalties, dropped ball, niggle and scuffle, and not a lot of free flowing attack as a determined Queensland looked like sending the series to a decider on the back of two penalty goals, but a late attacking raid from New South Wales halfback gifted Trent Hodkinson a try with 10 minutes to go.

It set up a grandstand finish with the Blues scrambling at every point in the remaining eight minutes to protect their lead and end Queensland's eight-year run.

The pressure on New South Wales finally came to a halt when in the 71st minute, Hodkinson dummied and ran through the line to become the game's first try scorer, converting his own four-pointer to put the Blues up for the first time in the game and run away 6-4 winners over the Maroons.