Were ready for Blues
SYDNEY: History-seeking coach Mal Meninga said Queensland would be ready for any surprises NSW tossed up in tonights second State
of Origin clash at ANZ Stadium.
With speculation mounting that Blues coach Craig Bellamy could change his line-up and play Jarryd Hayne at fullback and move Kurt
Gidley close to the action, Meninga said his players had prepared for all contingencies.
Were prepared for that, weve talked about that but were not quite sure until we read the team sheet an hour and a half before
the game about their plans, said Meninga, one Origin win away from taking Queensland to a record fourth straight series win.
Meninga conceded Bellamy could make changes but said he really didnt care what NSW did.
I guess having (Craig) Wing out of the side it allows Kurt to go into the middle and maybe play in the halves or back-row or maybe
at hooker, Im not sure what Craigs got in mind, he said.
Meninga also said the Maroons would test NSW hooker Robbie Farah, who has been battling ribs issues in the lead-up to tonights
Meninga hinted Queensland could go to the air more for high-flying winger Israel Folau who is determined to improve on his first
game exploits in Melbourne.
Folau has warned his former Storm coach he will have some surprises of his own after NSW went out of their way to impeded his path
to bombs in the first game.
We can go to the air on both sides ... weve got good jumpers both sides, said Meninga.