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Sport Darius Boyd quits representative football to pave way for next generation of Maroons

15:57  11 june  2018
15:57  11 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Origin door not closed on Boyd: Walters

  Origin door not closed on Boyd: Walters Queensland coach Kevin Walters says the State of Origin door is still open to Darius Boyd after dismissing speculation the veteran brushed the Maroons camp.After initially overlooking Boyd for game one, it was reported Walters asked the 28 Origin veteran to still go into Maroons camp and train to cover for injury concern Billy Slater ahead of Wednesday's Origin opener.

Queensland great Darius Boyd has sensationally pulled the plug on his representative career two weeks after he was overlooked for the 2018 State of Speaking to The Courier Mail, the Brisbane skipper feels he has accomplished everything at the representative level, selflessly making way for

BRISBANE skipper Darius Boyd has quit representative football , ruling himself out of a potential recall for Queensland in State of Origin II. In another selection bombshell for the under-siege Maroons , Boyd revealed he was “done” with representative footy and would join Cameron Smith.

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Queensland great Darius Boyd has sensationally pulled the plug on his representative career two weeks after he was overlooked for the 2018 State of Origin series opener.

Boyd joins an illustrious club of retired Maroons, following in the footsteps of Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk who were all sorely missed at the MCG on Wednesday night.

Speaking to The Courier Mail, the Brisbane skipper feels he has accomplished everything at the representative level, selflessly making way for Queensland's next generation of stars to carry on the state's legacy.

Maroons have come back from worse: Walters

  Maroons have come back from worse: Walters Queensland coach Kevin Walters says the Maroons have come back from a "much worse place" to lift the State of Origin shield after their 22-12 opening loss.Life after the Big Three may have started ominously for Queensland.

Darius Boyd quits representative football to pave way for next Darius Boyd retires from representative football : State of Origin

Walters surprised as Boyd retires from representative football . Walters said he had only found out about Boyd 's decision via the media on Tuesday morning, and was caught off-guard given the 30-year-old could force his way back into the Maroons fold with Slater still troubled by a hamstring injury.

''My time’s done in rep footy,” Boyd told The Courier-Mail.

“I’ve had a great career. I have nothing to be disappointed about. I’m really happy with everything I’ve achieved in the rep arena.

“I don’t think I have anything more to prove. It’s time for the younger fellas coming in. They have great players, really quality guys coming through.”

A slow start to the season cost him a recall, with Queensland coach Kevin Walters declaring a poor run of form saw the likes of Valentine Holmes and Dane Gagai jump him in the queue.

Storm roll Brisbane with big second half

  Storm roll Brisbane with big second half Melbourne's Craig Bellamy has continued his dominant record over Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett - the coach he may replace - with a 32-16 NRL win.Craig Bellamy has showed why he's the most sought-after coach in the NRL, with Melbourne outplaying Wayne Bennett's Brisbane 32-16 in their clash at AAMI Park.

'My time's done': Darius Boyd quits representative footy after Origin axing. Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Brisbane captain Darius Boyd has declared he's done with representative footy and will not make himself available for a State of Origin recall.

Darius Boyd quits representative football to pave way for next generation of Maroons . 'My time's done ': Darius Boyd quits representative footy after Origin axing. A fortnight after Queensland coach Kevin Walters overlooked him based on form for the first time since his 2008 debut, the veteran

But with Slater still under an injury cloud for a must-win game two, Boyd re-entered the picture as one of the few full-time fullback options alongside Kalyn Ponga.

After a refreshing family holiday to New Zealand, the talented leader burst back to life with a clinical first half performance, fading away in the second period as Melbourne took control.

That holiday was rumoured to have cost him an emergency SOS after Slater went down with a hamstring injury, although Walters was quick to hose down the reports.

The 30-year-old finished in second place on Queensland's all-time try-scorers list behind Greg Inglis with 16 tries, forming a devastating left edge that stuck the knife into NSW's hearts on more than one occasion.

He notched up 28 games for the Maroons and 23 caps for Queensland, spending most of his time on the wing with brief appearance at fullback and the centres in Billy Slater's absence.

Wayne Bennett responds to Parramatta links, backs Darius Boyd’s representative decision .
There are two clubs hunting him down.A baffled Wayne Bennett has stubbornly knocked down reports linking him to a possible move to Parramatta next season.

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