I’d be happy to move back to the wing for Slater: Darius Boyd


Queensland fullback Darius Boyd says he would have happily switched to the wing to accommodate legendary custodian Billy Slater.

Writing for Fox Sports on the eve of State of Origin I – Boyd admitted he may have to switch back to the flank in the future.

“I honestly thought Billy would be back for Queensland and I’d move to the wing again, I was happy to do that,” Boyd said.

“I’d be happy to do it again in the future too, and I expect I will have to make room for someone I consider a good mate somewhere down the line.

“Billy’s a legend of Queensland rugby league and I expect will be back at rep level at some point.

“But I take a lot of confidence out of Kevin Walters and the selectors backing me to do the job at fullback.

“And if I’m honest, I don’t want to give up that jersey again. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t mind.



“It’s one of the game’s double edged swords.”

A Maroons loss in front of their own fans in Brisbane could cause a major reshuffle including the return of Slater.

It’s now up to his mate Boyd and others to make sure that doesn’t happen.


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