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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.

“If Darius Boyd knew that Billy Slater was some chance of not playing, Darius would have stayed on – no doubt about it.” Meanwhile, Boyd vowed to fight back into the Maroons team and dismissed talk he would be the Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Storm skipper Cameron Smith, who also missed Origin after quitting representative football , was also a standout. With both teams coming off the bye, Boyd While it was believed to be in reference to his wife Kayla and daughter Willow, it could also have been a message for Maroons coach Kevin Walters.

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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.

The nature of the win by New South Wales in the Origin opener last Wednesday showed to me that after serving their state so well for so long there are a number of players who must now make way for the next generation of the Maroons . Darius Boyd : 'Darbs' is one of Queensland's greatest ever

His Maroons team will have 112 Origin caps. It is a big selection gamble to take. But it is one, in truth, that has been needed for years. The 20-year-old is tipped to be the mainstay of this team for the next decade. Add to that the snubbing of stalwarts Matt Scott and Darius Boyd , a new halves pairing of

''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 <p>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.</p>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.

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Queensland Maroons players Darius Boyd , Johnathon Thurston Billy Slater and Greg Inglis celebrate a try. Slater - a veteran of 29 Origins - is preparing for his last hurrah after announcing he would retire from representative football following this year's series.

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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