Laurie Daley
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Daley believes Blues have the kicking power to take out Qld

BLUES coach Laurie Daley is confident his side has the self-belief, and the kicking game, to win Origin I at ANZ Stadium tomorrow night and go on to prevent Queensland winning an eighth consecutive series.

Speaking to reporters in Sydney yesterday, Daley said, "The last couple of years we've had self-belief.

"I think probably before that, we didn't. So I think ... we've got self-belief now. But it's now a matter of obviously playing to our capabilities."

He also said the team's spine, made up of halves Mitchell Pearce and James Moloney, hooker Robbie Farah and fullback Jarryd Hayne, offered plenty of options when it came to kicking.

"For the first time in a while we've got variation in our kicking game," Daley said. "We've got all bases covered."

Meanwhile Queensland winger Darius Boyd will be given until tomorrow to prove his fitness after battling an ankle injury.

Boyd trained with the squad at Coolum on Sunday after spending most of the previous five days with physios.

Possible replacement Justin O'Neill is with the squad in Sydney.


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