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Scott ready to take on Inglis

By Ian Mccullough 03/07/2010 03:40:52 PM Comments (0)

NSW centre Beau Scott believes the race row in the build-up to last month's second State of Origin clash in Brisbane, was not the reason for Greg Inglis' dominant display in Brisbane.

Scott endured a baptism of fire on his Blues debut as the Maroons cruised to a 34-6 win to secure a fifth successive series.

He had the job of trying to stop a rampant Inglis, who went into the game seething following racial remarks made against him by Blues assistant coach Andrew Johns in the build-up to the game that led to Timana Tahu's shock walkout.

And although the St George Illawarra star did not disgrace himself at Suncorp Stadium, he was powerless to prevent Inglis from producing a powerful performance.

"I don't think Inglis played too much different to how he has played when I have faced him in the past regardless of what happened and he will bring his A game on Wednesday that is for sure as he is a great player," Scott said.

"We will go out there and do our best to stop him and hopefully cause them some problems of our own."

"In week to week football you are always trying to stop your opponent getting the better of you and this is no different. I am more prepared now than what I was in game one and know what's coming."

The 25-year-old also believes the team is better prepared ahead of next Wednesday's dead rubber at ANZ Stadium and confident the Blues can salvage some pride and prevent a first Queensland whitewash since 1995.

"We're preparing much the same as we did for game two but I am feeling more comfortable having been in camp before and more prepared for what it brings," Scott said.

"I wasn't really surprised about anything but it was a much bigger stage than what I am used to at club level but I feel more comfortable here now."

"We made a couple of poor decisions in the game which we could have done better with and it was a pretty disappointing feeling after the game and one you never want to experience again, if ever and that is a huge motivation for us."

Scott also said the enthusiasm of the Blues' four debutants in Michael Gordon, Tim Mannah, Jason King and Kade Snowden had also help to lift the mood in the camp.

"The new boys are real keen to go, a bit of enthusiasm is always good as it rubs off on everyone else, and we are excited about the game."

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