Mal fights back in Origin Mind Games
Queensland coach Mal Meninga has today denied that coaching opposite Ricky Stuart has won this year’s State of Origin Mind Games.
Meninga, who is the defending champion, told the press today that he has more than held his own in the annual interstate competition, saying a recent video he has released “raises the bar” in standards of subjecting the general public to ill-conceived and disturbing public statements.
The video shows an alarmingly insane Meninga urging home fans to smuggle projectile weapons into Suncorp Stadium for next week’s State of Origin decider.
“Bring whatever you can find,” Meninga tells Queensland fans in an address posted on video-sharing social media website YouTube. “If the referee sin bins one of our players again, we will need every one of you to react violently.”
In the bizarre address, Meninga goes on to encourage fans to “pull their weight” by intimidating referees in the lead up to Wednesday night’s clash.
“PM me on Facebook and I’ll give you Tony Archer’s address,” Meninga says. “You will get to him through his pet cats, Tango and Cash.”
In his later statement to the press Meninga claimed that this video had put Queensland in the driver’s seat to claim this year’s Mind Games title.
“Just like I did with my landmark ‘Rats and Filth’ release last year, I have once again swooped in late to claim the upper hand,” Meninga said. “I truly cannot see how Ricky will top this video.”
When contacted for a reply to Meninga’s comments, Stuart mentioned that he had been “working on some things.”
Rumours have it that former NSW captain Ben Elias has been employed by the NSW camp as an advisor to Stuart.
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