GI should be back to Origin best: Boyd

Queensland winger Darius Boyd expects Greg Inglis to bounce back to his best in State of Origin II in Melbourne.

The barnstorming Maroons’ centre was a shadow of himself in Origin I after spending three nights in hospital battling tonsillitis in the lead-up.

However, Boyd hopes to resume his devastating combination with Inglis on NSW’s right side in game two on Wednesday night at the MCG.

“It’s usually pretty good (their understanding),” he said.

“I don’t think it was that good in game one because of the preparation.

“But I think we have had a good week so far and there’s a couple of days to go.”

Boyd and Inglis share the Origin try-scoring record with 15 each in an indication of the damage they have caused to the Blues on that edge.

Boyd defended Inglis’ display in game one, saying the centre showed courage to run out and give his all despite a nightmare preparation.

Still, Queensland coach Mal Meninga is expected to rotate Inglis on the wing during game two in a bid to give the towering three-quarter more ball in his hands.

Meanwhile, Maroons prop Matt Scott is expected to resume training on Sunday afternoon after missing Friday’s session due to a knee infection.

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