Wally Lewis: QLD won’t be short of determination

Rugby league legend ‘The King' Wally Lewis says Queenslanders always produce their best when the odds are against them.

Queensland will be without the services of big name players like Matt Scott, Greg Inglis and finally Johnathan Thurston for game one of the State Of Origin this Wednesday.

“They’re the toughest games all of time. They’re the hardest games. Things haven’t exactly been going Queensland’s way,” he said.

“They’ve had a lot of injuries. Of course, this is coming on the top of the retirement of Corey Parker last year.

“Now you have a look at the blokes that we’ve lost is something quite extraordinary. We need a new front rower, we need a new second rower, Jonathon Thurston is gone so things aren’t looking good and Greg Inglis is out as well. So it doesn’t look good for Queensland.

“But in saying that, that’s the time that Queenslanders love playing under. When people give them no chance of winning, they go out there and produce their best on the paddock. So hopefully the Maroons will be able to do that. They won’t be short of determination, put it that way,” said Lewis.

Game one kicks off at 8pm at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, this week.

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