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Blues’ Origin selection moves won’t distract Slater

Fittler claimed there have been 70 extra play-the-balls within the sequence opener in contrast with the NRL recreation common, and was left involved after Queensland had been crucially in a position to management the velocity of the play-the-ball whereas defending.


“I assumed the sport was performed at actually fast speeds,” Slater stated.

“Nicely above NRL velocity and an entertaining recreation; you need to play quick with the soccer, you need to play sluggish with out it.

“My precedence is getting our gamers to play their finest soccer. The ref’s have their job, I’ll be specializing in my job.”

Slater’s bench manoeuvres additionally caught the Blues out, with hooker Harry Grant and ahead Pat Carrigan dominating by the center 60 minutes after earlier-than-expected entries.

“There’s a problem for all of us to again it up, me included,” Slater stated of the expected response.

“It was an amazing recreation; I went house afterwards and sat on the sofa and watched the build-up and the sport as a Queenslander.

“It simply brings a lot emotion and anticipation to the lounge room.

“Even watching on replay I used to be emotional and within the second and it’s going to get higher [in Perth].”


Kalyn Ponga, Selwyn Cobbo, Valentine Holmes, Dane Gagai, Murray Taulagi, Cameron Munster, Daly Cherry-Evans (capt), Lindsay Collins, Ben Hunt, Josh Papalii, Kurt Capewell, Felise Kaufusi, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui. Interchange: Harry Grant, Patrick Carrigan, Jai Arrow, Jeremiah Nanai. Reserves: Tom Dearden, Beau Fermor, Thomas Flegler, Reece Walsh, Corey Oates.

with AAP

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