League: Focus on game not ref's calls, says Inglis

Greg Inglis. Photo / NZ Herald.
Greg Inglis. Photo / NZ Herald.

Greg Inglis has delivered some advice to NSW about refereeing complaints ahead of Wednesday's second league State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium.

The scorer of Queensland's controversial match-sealing try in game one, Inglis said the Blues should focus their energy on taking marginal refereeing calls out of the equation.

Inglis concedes that Ricky Stuart's NSW team out-enthused Queensland at the start of the first game in Melbourne and had them on the back foot before the Maroons rallied to win, with the Blues furious over several refereeing calls.

"They played tremendous [in Melbourne] there's no doubt about," said star centre Inglis.

"But Origins are all about playing 80 minutes not just this and that and not relying on refs to make decisions.

"Obviously you can go back and look at certain decisions but you can't leave it in the ref's hands or anything like that.

"You have to go out and perform for the full 80 minutes and be able to overcome adversity which is what we did in Melbourne. That's what Queensland teams before us have always been able to do."

Inglis admitted that Blues winger Jarryd Hayne's return to form - highlighted by his trademark "Hayne Plane" try celebration in Parramatta's breakthrough NRL win on Monday night - was an ominous sign for the next Origin clash.

"He showed in game one he's a very dangerous player and he might be on his way to his best," said Inglis.

Meanwhile, Inglis remains wryly amused by the controversy that raged over his disputed try in game one awarded by video referee Sean Hampstead.

Inglis admits he wasn't sure about the ruling at the time as he awaited Hampstead's call.

"I've had a few jokes here and there from blokes saying 'I wouldn't have taken that' and I'm like 'well that's you, not me'."

•Queensland have suffered a major blow in the lead-up with back-rower Sam Thaiday ruled out with a shoulder injury. Thaiday's Broncos teammate and 18th man Corey Parker will now come into 17.

- AAP

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