Blues skipper Boyd Cordner is under no illusions about the  challenge his side will meet in Origin Game Two.

The Maroons have rung the changes to their team after the loss to New South Wales in Game One and will come at the Blues with renewed purpose with the series on the line.

Cordner (pictured) says, with the return of Johnathon Thurston and a greater emphasis on controlling the ruck, the Queenslanders will be a far different proposition than they presented in Game One.