Tag: Kevin Walters

Coach Walters sings the praises of Smith in dominant display against listless Blues

Queensland Coach Kevin Walters has sung the praises of Maroons skipper Cameron Smith after the veteran hooker turned the clock back in a commanding performance helping QLD to yet another series victory. Smith was dangerous throughout the game but Walters said his first half was amazing to watch. “What can I say about the bloke […]

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Blues smell blood: ‘Scourges of God’s fury’ coming for the broken Maroons in Game II

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Bishop Isidore of Seville once called the Huns – the “scourges of God’s fury”. For centuries these nomadic warriors, made up of different tribes, became one of the most feared peoples in all of Europe. The Huns became out of necessity. As singular tribes they would be defeated. Together they became […]

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Walters hints that Slater will be Queensland fullback for Origin II

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has changed his tune regarding a return to State of Origin for Billy Slater after another big performance last weekend for the Melbourne Storm. Walters created controversy before Game I by leaving Slater out of his Maroons side. He’s going to be hard to leave out, definitely,” Walters said on NRL […]

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Milford selection could be a smokescreen to shut down Bennett: Moore

Queensland legend Billy Slater says he can’t be sure the selection of Anthony Milford at five-eighth isn’t a ploy from Coach Kevin Walters. Brisbane Broncos Coach Wayne Bennett recently said he wouldn’t release Milford to Maroons camp if he wasn’t selected in the top 17. Kevin Walters believes Johnathan Thurston is still an outside chance […]

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Thurston “very unlikely” to play Origin I: Walters

Queensland State of Origin Coach Kevin Walters says legendary playmaker Johnathan Thurston is little chance of playing his 37th consecutive Origin game on May 31st. “I believe it’s very unlikely that he’ll play but we’ll give him the chance to prove his fitness throughout the week,” Walters said on Sky Sports’ Big Sports Breakfast over […]

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Meninga would leave Slater out of Maroons team if he was picking the side

Australian Coach and former Queensland Maroons mentor Mal Meninga says he would leave Billy Slater out of the Queensland team for Origin I. Despite his blistering return to form at Melbourne, Meninga says combinations are more important to the makeup of the Maroons backline. “I’m not quite sure if it’s a surprise, but I’ve just […]

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Munster a Maroons bolter as stars get their say on possible JT replacement

BY KANE AUSTIN Queensland Maroons Coach Kevin Walters says he will consult the leadership ground of the team before making a decision on Johnathan Thurston’s replacement if the legend isn’t ready for State of Origin I at Suncorp Stadium. Thurston returned from a calf injury to play for Australia last Friday night without playing a […]

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