GAME THREE ORI­GIN PRE­VIEW

The Western Star - - Front Page - MATTY HOLDSWORTH

TIM Glasby has seen enough of Cameron Mun­ster “do­ing Mun­ster things” to know what the Queens­land Ma­roons’ new­est full­back can do with room to move.

Glasby was cap­tain back in 2012 when Mun­ster was com­ing through the grades for the Cen­tral Queens­land Capras.

Mun­ster played only twice that year, be­fore he took off in the fol­low­ing with 12 tries.

Six years Mun­ster’s se­nior, Glasby re­mem­bers watch­ing on in awe as the “cheeky” kid set the com­pe­ti­tion alight.

Just like he does now. When the pair linked up again at the Mel­bourne Storm, Glasby saw the un­pre­dictabil­ity of Mun­ster shine at the back, par­tic­u­larly when he was deputis­ing for Billy Slater.

Glasby has no doubts his fel­low Rock­hamp­ton ju­nior can do the job at full­back, re­plac­ing the injured Ka­lyn Ponga.

“Cam has played a lot of big games at high lev­els from full­back. He’s done it plenty of times in the past,” Glasby said.

“He is a nat­u­ral full­back. He will still dance at the de­fence, that’s what he does.

“He’s a great five-eighth but he’ll be a great full­back too.

“Back in Capras days he came through as full­back then too.

“He was a huge tal­ent back then, just like he is now. He hasn’t changed much.”

Ma­roons’ coach Kevin Walters had at­tempted to keep the Blues guess­ing un­til Tues­day, when he an­nounced his run-on 17 for the State of Ori­gin se­ries de­cider in Syd­ney next Wed­nes­day.

The Ma­roons will have a new-look spine of Mun­ster, Corey Nor­man, Daly Cherry-Evans and Ben Hunt. Moses Mbye will stay as util­ity.

Hunt be­lieves the ex­tra freedom will make Mun­ster a night­mare for the Blues.

“He will go re­ally well. He was pretty upset with how he played in game two (in Perth),” Hunt said.

“But he is a classy player. Play­ing full­back will re­ally free him up and he’ll en­joy him­self out there.”

Joe Ofa­hen­gaue moves into the start­ing side for the first time, af­ter an im­pres­sive de­but in Queens­land’s se­ries open­ing 18-14 win. He missed their 38-6 loss in Perth with a knee gash.

South Syd­ney back-rower Ethan Lowe comes into the squad as 18th man, and Ti­tans play­maker AJ Brim­son is 19th man.

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