McQueen Ready for Origin II Crowd
Rabbitohs and Maroons back-rower Chris McQueen admits that going to ANZ Stadium as an away player is tough, despite having done just that during last year’s series.
“Normally that’s my home-ground,” said McQueen of ANZ Stadium – the home of the Rabbitohs.
“To go there as an away player is obviously pretty tough. There’s 70 odd thousand fans calling for your blood – but we can go there and win.
“Even though the crowd is going to be against us next week, it’s still going to be an outstanding atmosphere, so running out there in front of that crowd – even though they will be booing – it’ll still be good.”
With the Maroons feeling the pinch of injury, McQueen dismissed the notion that injuries will unsettle the Queenslanders going into the must-win Game II.
“Obviously we’ve got a lot of injuries and that sort of thing,” said McQueen.
“We’ve still got a week until the game so the boys will get assessed and we’ll figure out whether they’re going to play or not – who’s going to be in and who’s not going to be in.
“But come next Wednesday night, there’s going to 17 Queenslanders out there that want to win the game and want to win the Series.”