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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:

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Game 1 of the 2018 State of Origin Series will light up the MCG on Wednesday night and we will be James Tedesco holds his position at fullback, behind a three-quarter line boasting some of league’s fastest players in Tom Trbojevic behind and experienced line of Dane Gagai, captain Greg Inglis

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.

Inglis best leader in Aussie sport: Johns .
The praise for Greg Inglis' debut as Queensland captain in <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="3" id="3">State</g> of Origin hasn't stopped with Matthew Johns calling him the best leader in Australian sport.Greg Inglis has been hailed the best leader in Australian sport following his strong debut as Queensland captain.

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