Enter the rain dance.....
things I do for my fellow Queenslanders!
I will be going for NSW, but I think this will be 'Bledisloe 1' and all that experience, as we have seen before guides them well. I think the Tah's have a the hardest hitting pack, but I suggest that the Crusaders can go the distance with them and I think it will come down to making the right choices, being disciplined and keeping structure.
Experience is a great teacher and the Crusaders have plenty of it. That bothers me as I am not sure what NSW will do if they don't get ascendancy in the set piece, breakdown and gain line. Will they keep their heads or make a poor choice? I am not sure. I agree about your assessment of Hooper as a skipper vs McCaw or Read.
Western Queensland - Great Place!