Du­gan faces Inglis – again

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

OH NO, not again.

NSW full­back Josh Du­gan watched Ma­roons op­po­site Greg Inglis run riot in Queens­land’s his­toric 46- point State of Ori­gin romp last Wed­nes­day night.

Du­gan needed a 10- day break to re­cover.

Now, hav­ing over­come the phys­i­cal and men­tal ex­haus­tion of Ori­gin, Du­gan re­turns to rugby league to again face, you guessed it, the ir­re­sistible Inglis. It’s Du­gan’s deja vu. In a mouth- wa­ter­ing in­di­vid­ual dual, Du­gan’s Dragons will con­front Inglis’ Rab­bitohs in Satur­day night’s im­por­tant game at the SCG.

This match will com­mem­o­rate the 50th an­niver­sary of St Ge­orge’s fa­mous 12- 8 grand fi­nal win over Souths at the SCG, be­fore a then record crowd of 78,056.

“I love com­ing up against the great full­backs of the game and ‘ GI’ is one of them,” Du­gan said.

“It is al­ways a chal­lenge com­ing up against him but it’s one that I love.”

Asked did he want to squareup with Inglis for Ori­gin III, Du­gan said: “You’ve got to let Ori­gin go and move on. And that’s what I have been do­ing over the last few days.“

Du­gan was one of NSW’s best over the se­ries. Inglis is a fu­ture Im­mor­tal. This will be some match- up.

“You want to come to this great ground in this great game and play against the best play­ers,” Inglis said.

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