New South Wales go into Origin Game Two next week wary of a rebuilt Maroons squad with its back to the wall.

After being monstered by an Andrew Fifita lead Blues in Game One, Qld selectors have made seven changes to their side that will welcome back the worlds best player Johnathon Thurston.

Blues Indigenous All Star Jack Bird (pictured) says there’s no more dangerous opponent than a beaten Qld team and his team won’t make the mistake of underestimating a rival that will also feature a number of players making their Origin debuts.