State of Origin coaches Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga have called on referees to keep a keen eye on the 10m rule during Game II at the MCG on Wednesday.
Queensland mentor Mal Meninga commended the performance of referees following his side’s 11-10 win at ANZ Stadium last month, and says he expects more of the same in Game II.
“We just want it reffed in the appropriate way,” Meninga said is quoted as saying by AAP.
“All the referees did a fantastic job Game I, and I’m not quite sure if anything will be different in Game II.
“For us, we just want to play a game where the 10 metres is good and it’ll open the game up where we can display our skills and I’m pretty sure Laurie’s the same.
“We want it to be a spectacular event, a great game, the best way for that is to keep the teams apart.”
Daley has chosen not to speak publicly about referees but gave a short and simple answer following Meninga’s comments.
“I agree,” Daley said.
Queensland can reclaim Origin bragging rights with a win at the MCG on Wendesday in front of an expected bumper crowd in the Victorian capital.
New South Wales have made two changes with captain Paul Gallen and Brett Morris both back from injury.
Andrew Fifita and Daniel Tupou will make way for the returning duo, while Robbie Farah has recovered and remains at hooker.
The Maroons make just one change with Cooper Cronk unavailable through injury.
Daly Cherry-Evans will take the Melbourne Storm man’s place at halfback, while Michael Morgan remains on the bench.