Maroons talisman Cameron Munster says he is now fully fit for the State of Origin showdown with the Blues in Brisbane and has vowed to learn from a big mistake he made in the Townsville debacle / p> Munster admits that he shouldn’t have played the blues in the 50-6 drubbing action after returning to action earlier than expected with a foot injury.
The five-eighth place of Queensland was closer to its brilliant best in Storm’s 66-16 win against the Wests Tigers after two undisciplined appearances, saying it had regained his composure and his pace.
Münster was charged with being expelled from opponents â ???? In both Origin I and the Storms, you win against the Warriors – and was fined for both violations. Storm trainer Craig Bellamy urged him to be “in”. his impetuous manner and Munster answered the coach’s call. He was selfless against the Tigers and steered the storm with discipline and composure.
â € œIt was good to have a clear head tonight after the past few weeks have not been so great. I am very happy with the way I play. I was very collected and was enjoying my footy again.
“I haven’t been 100% fit in the last few weeks and probably pushed it a little earlier than I expected (to come back from an injury).
â? “Momentum is important, so I’m going into the second game with confidence. My foot feels really good. I was fifty / fifty for game one and not overly confident, but I wanted to get miles in my legs.
– That’s footy. In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have played, but that’s just the competitor that I am. I wanted to play, but I’ll make sure I’m eighty to ninety percent better this week. My foot is really dressed and I can’t wait to play on Sunday when I’m picked up.
Munster was a match winner for the Maroons in the first Origin fight in Adelaide last year and again in the playoff in Brisbane after knocking out the second game in Sydney in the first few minutes.
He was Queensland’s general in last year’s series with the way he led from the front. He said his own formula for achieving team success for the Maroons would be easy as long as he implemented it.
“Hands on the ball. Run the ball. When I get my hands on the ball, I always am still in play, â ???? he said.
“Obviously Chez (Daly Cherry-Evans) is a really good ball player and general, but I can float around when he has the ball.
” I’ve been pretty busy (against the Tigers). Even when I didn’t have the ball in my hand, I was still looking around trying to get my hands on it. I was more active than usual and I have to do that on Sunday.
Munster is an important member of a Queensland spine that has to take responsibility at Suncorp Stadium. He said his partnership with hooker Harry Grant would bring a lot of improvements.
“Harry is a freaky talent that comes from the dummy half. I just have to let him go, choose the options, and play on his back. Münster said.
“I know that he is a dominant ball runner and that is my game too – running the ball and hitting holes. I have to be careful not to step upstairs with him and not just watch the ball.
The Maroons came back from a second game last year to win the series and Munster said they could do the same in Brisbane.
“It was very disappointing what happened in Townsville, but that can’t be helped. That’s exactly what happened. We have obviously gotten very poor and all we can do is show up and make amends to Suncorp, â ???? Munster said.
â € œWe are very strong at Suncorp. If we can’t win at Suncorp, there is nowhere to win. We have to pull up our sleeves. The crowd won’t bring us home. Obviously they’ll be nice and vocal to us, but we have to go out and run harder and tackle harder.
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