State of Origin: Ben Creagh targets Maroon superstar

In-form NSW second-rower Ben Creagh is ready for a Queensland tactical switch that would give him the task of shutting down Maroons superstar Greg Inglis at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday.Queensland coach Mal Meninga is considering moving Inglis to the right-hand side after Willie Tonga was drafted to replace Justin Hodges for game two.Both are regarded as specialist left-sided players, with Inglis scoring two tries in a damaging performance in the 28-18 victory over the Blues in Melbourne.

  • Full coverage of The St George Illawarra DragonsHowever, Meninga is confident Inglis will be just as dangerous on the other side of the field, which would see him run headlong into Creagh and allow Tonga to play his more natural role.Creagh himself is a natural left-sided player and has been at his hard-running best on that edge for St George Illawarra this year.While Creagh does not expect Inglis to make the change, he is ready for the challenge if he does."You saw what (Inglis) did in the first game - he scored some great tries," Creagh said. "He's one of the best centres in the world and he will definitely be a handful."But who knows what they're going to do with the (Queensland) team? "You don't usually play good players out of position on the field where they're not normally suited."You don't know what (Queensland are) going to do, but you wouldn't think they're going to change him."If they do, I'm sure it will be a good challenge for us and I'm sure we'll perform."Creagh played on the left edge alongside centre Michael Jennings and winger Jarryd Hayne, who was controversially denied a try in the opening minutes, the decision swinging the momentum Queensland's way.Jennings has been struggling with thumb and calf injuries and has not played in the NRL since Origin I, with NSW to make a decision on his fitness this afternoon.If Jennings is ruled out, Kiama junior and Bulldogs centre Josh Morris is favoured to make his NSW debut, ahead of Canberra's Joel Monaghan, after both were named as shadow players when the Blues team was announced on Monday.

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