Final Maroons session attracts heavy hitters
Light rain fell as the XXXX Queensland Maroons completed their final training run at ANZ Stadium this afternoon.
It didnt deter the professional Maroons camp though as they went about their business at the Sydney venue which will host tomorrow nights Holden State of Origin decider.
A large media contingent was on hand to hear from Maroons coach Mal Meninga before the session got under way.
The traditional Captains Run also attracted a number of high-profile supporters, including broadcaster Alan Jones, comedian Carl Baron and actor Michael Caton.
But the main act was Meninga, who fronted the cameras and was quick to quash talk of a future Origin game being shifted from Brisbanes Suncorp Stadium to the Gold Coast.
Meninga also hosed down media speculation that tomorrow nights game could be his last as coach of the Maroons.
I love this time of the year, everybody wants to be involved whether youre an ex-player or an ex-coach, you always want to be involved at Origin time, he said.
Im lucky, Im one of the lucky ones. Ive got a fantastic job. I really enjoy the occasion and I love the banter between the two states.
Meninga said the Blues remained a dangerous proposition, despite the loss of skipper Paul Gallen.
Hell (Robbie Farah) be up for it for many reasons, Meninga said when asked about the new Blues skipper.
The captaincy of your state is a huge honour and hell do very well.