Verbal abuse from Queensland players in the moments after their State of Origin series win has Andrew Fifita primed for revenge in game three.
As the Maroons celebrated their 10th series win in 11th years at Suncorp Stadium last month, immediately after their 26-16 victory they reserved some choice words for NSW players.
It is something Cronulla and Blues forward Fifita hasn’t forgotten.
“I go back to game two and the looks on their faces and we were getting (verbally) sprayed, a few of us were getting sprayed, I have just put it in the memory bank for game three,” Fifita said.
“The looks on their faces and a few of the guys just staring down the barrel. I don’t want to do into too much detail but it is the memory bank and I can’t wait until Wednesday night.
“I don’t want to name names. I know who it was.”
Despite further questioning Fifita declined to reveal which Queensland players were among the chief protagonists in goading their Blues opponents.
But it is understood Corey Parker, who retires from representative football after game three at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday, was involved.
“From what I have seen in game two, there is plenty of motivation there,” Fifita said.
“To lose at home in the final game is not what we want to do.”
Maroons prop Josh McGuire is another Queensland player who can expect a special reception from the Blues in Origin III, after he tweeted after the game two win: “Losers have meetings winners have parties lol #qld #180”
“They can say what they want and at the end of the day they won 2-0 fair and square. But it is a three game series and we have the chance to get revenge in game three,” Fifita said.