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Sport Sparks fly in State of Origin opener following brutal Greg Inglis hit on Tom Trbojevic

15:21  06 june  2018
15:21  06 june  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Tempers have flared at the 2018 State of Origin opener following a brutal hit on Tom Trbojevic by Greg Inglis . The charged-up Queensland skipper The Rabbitohs star’s hit provided further dividends for the Maroons as Valentine Holmes was soon able to capitalise an errant pass to score the first try

Inglis , in his first game as Maroons skipper, was close to man-of-the-match in a beaten side.But he seemed to take exception to suggestions he went out of his way to target NSW’s young guns."You guys have got to understand that unless you have played State of Origin …that’s what Origin ’s about

Tempers have flared at the 2018 State of Origin opener following a brutal hit on Tom Trbojevic by Greg Inglis.

The charged-up Queensland skipper flattened the Blues debutant and led his teammates to come to his rescue.

Inglis’ hit set the tone for the Maroons after a dominant start by the Blues resulted in an early James Tedesco try for New South Wales.

A fight breaks out during Game I of the State of Origin. © AAP Image A fight breaks out during Game I of the State of Origin. Nine’s commentators were stunned by the brutal hit, with former Blues coach Phil Gould saying Inglis “folded [Trbojevic] like a piece of linen”.

The Rabbitohs star’s hit provided further dividends for the Maroons as Valentine Holmes was soon able to capitalise an errant pass to score the first try of the night for Queensland.

There were further scuffles just before halftime with Blues youngster Latrell Mitchell having to be separated from Will Chambers.

Time to move on from Smith era: Walters .
Queensland coach Kevin Walters says it is time the Maroons moved on from the Cameron Smith era ahead of Wednesday's State of Origin opener in Melbourne.It may be easier said than done for Queensland to forget retired skipper Smith after he played a hand in the Maroons' dominant run of 11 series wins in 12 years.

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