With Billy Slater sidelined with injury, Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis is ready to wear the coveted number one jersey for Queensland in next Wednesday’s sold out, deciding State of Origin match at Suncorp Stadium against New South Wales.
Inglis has played the majority of 26 Origin games for Queensland in the centres, but will shift to fullback for the all-important match with the series squared up at one game apiece. For his part, Inglis is comfortable with the move.
“I obviously feel comfortable,” said Inglis.
“It’s just getting that dominant talking in the defensive line (more) than anything. I think it just comes down to having a good week’s preparation and getting that right type of feeling.”
Despite going down on the score-board in Origin II, Inglis was one of the Mal Meninga’s best at the MCG – the Rabbitohs skipper picking up a four-pointer to make him the highest try-scorer in Origin history.
But it was Inglis’ disallowed try in Origin II that has had Members and supporters excited, with the Test star showing a turn of pace that will have Blues fans sweating.
After carrying niggling injuries for some time, the Rabbitoh put his pace down to being injury free.
“(I’m) completely injury free,” said Inglis.
“I was just in the right frame of mind at the time – I just enjoyed getting into open space for a while.
“It’s a tough arena and it’s tough to find spaces no matter what position you play, so we’ll just have to wait and see next Wednesday.”
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