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Blues have tried everything, says Hayne

By David Beniuk 17/06/2010 07:43:23 PM Comments (0)

NSW star Jarryd Hayne has pre-empted a sweeping review of the Blues' State of Origin disaster with a simple message: "We've tried everything."

An exasperated Hayne and his Blues team-mates arrived home from their 34-6 Origin mauling echoing the view of selectors and officials - Queensland are simply too good.

"Not only are they a great team but when they're just flowing like that there's no stopping them," Hayne said.

"We've tried everything, NSW have tried everything.

"We trained hard, we prepared well, we did everything possible that we could do to get ready for that game and they just blew us off the park.

"It doesn't matter what team you put against the Queenslanders, they're a great team, they're so hard to compete against."

Convinced the Blues haven't quite tried everything, NSWRL chief executive Geoff Carr confirmed a broader than usual review of all aspects of the Blues' campaign in the wake of the side's unprecedented fifth straight series loss to Queensland.

"Given the number of people that have spoken to me since last night's game, there are a lot of people with ideas that want to be heard," Carr told AAP on Thursday.

"Given the circumstance of where we're at, it's probably an opportunity to have a full review but a lot broader than what we normally would do because of the number of people that are passionate about the team and the number of people that want to contribute their ideas."

The possibility of a full-time coach, the positions of selectors and Queensland-style emerging Origin squads will all be on the table when the NSWRL finalise what form the inquiry will take.

"All aspects are (looked at) anyhow," Carr said.

"This will involve a broader range of people who have already shown an interest in making a contribution.

"We will wait for the end of the series like we always do because you need to review the series, not part of it."

Selector Laurie Daley backed the need for a wide-ranging investigation.

"Obviously what we've been doing's not working so there has to be a review," he told AAP.

"Hopefully we'll be able to come up with something where we move forward."

Daley stopped short of endorsing a full-time coach to replace Melbourne mentor Craig Bellamy, who is almost certain to step down after three lost series at the helm.

"It would depend on who it was, whether he was available and committed to do the job," Daley said.

"There's a lot of things you can toss up but you've also got to have the right people to be able to do that job.

"Finances of course will dictate what you can and can't do as well."

It was hard to find anyone to disagree with Hayne about what is officially the greatest Maroons team in history.

"It's like when we had Raper and Gasnier and Langlands and Irvine and Fulton, the other side had no hope and this is the same with us at the moment," chairman of selectors Bob McCarthy told AAP.

"Eventually they're going to fall apart but how long down the track we don't know.

"We're in the fight but we're just not good enough at the present stage."

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