Origin boys to make their own call
Craig Bellamy won’t make the decision, neither will the doctors.
Instead Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers will make the decision themselves whether they will be fit to line up tomorrow night.
History suggest they will be there, with the trio proven to be the ultimate professionals in every sense of the word.
All three were among Queensland’s best on Wednesday night, despite the Maroons falling to the Blues 28-4 at Suncorp.
It was a typically taxing Origin contest with the action non-stop across the 80 minutes.
“None of our players got any injuries but it was a pretty torrid affair as all Origins are,” Storm coach Craig Bellamy said.
“It was probably the quickest (first) half of footy I’ve ever seen so we will just see how they come up. We will check them out this afternoon. They won’t do any training but we will see how they come up after the massage.
“We will know in the morning who we are going to play and who we are not going to play.”
Given the Club’s Origin boys have been in this position before, the coach was more than happy to leave the decision to his players.
“Most of that stays up to them to be honest and that will be the case again,” Bellamy said.
“We will just see how he is feeling in the morning. He is feeling tired and he is looking tired so we will just let them get a good night’s sleep and see how they go.
“They are all experienced players, especially Cooper and Smithy with the amount of Origin they have played. They know better than anybody else.”