Inglis to wing it in Origin II

Greg Inglis is set to spend time on the wing for Queensland in a bid to get more involved in next week’s State of Origin game two in Melbourne.

The Maroons superstar appeared a shell of himself in Queensland’s 11-10 game one win in Sydney after battling tonsillitis in the lead-up.

Queensland coach Mal Meninga is desperate for Inglis to get his hands on the ball more often to help revitalise the barnstorming centre’s attacking game.

He believes switching Inglis to the wing at times during the game so he can return kicks may be the answer.

“I will put my hand up to do anything for this team,” Inglis said of the wing move.

“If that’s what it takes, that’s what it takes.”

Inglis shares the Origin try-scoring record (15) with Queensland winger Darius Boyd after the pair combined to terrorise NSW down the right side in the past.

However Inglis had a disappointing game one, giving away one penalty, making two errors and managing just one tackle break.

Inglis admitted he was not himself in that game after spending three nights in hospital battling tonsillitis in the lead-up.

“The last camp was unfortunate with the illness. It obviously knocked me around a fair bit,” he said.

“But I have no regrets putting the jersey on and doing what I did for the team.”

Queensland were to hold their first official field training session later on Thursday, giving new halfback Daly Cherry-Evans his first chance to combine with Maroons pivot Johnathan Thurston.

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