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Yow Yeh set for 'biggest game of career'

Wayne Heming 02/07/2011 04:24:16 PM Comments (0)

Queensland winger Jharal Yow Yeh knows Wednesday night's State of Origin decider will be the biggest game of his life and he's determined to prove he's worthy of a Maroons jersey for years to come.

NSW are threatening to end the Maroons' magical run and like Queensland have closed shop for the weekend to get into Origin mode a little earlier than usual ahead of the Suncorp Stadium clash.

"I'm a little nervous but also very excited," said the 21-year-old flyer who made his Test debut earlier this year against the Kiwis.

"It'll be the biggest game of my career so far.

"I don't want to give this jumper up. I want to show Mal I'm meant to be there for a long time."

After the jubilation of a dream try-scoring debut for Queensland at Suncorp Stadium in game one, Yow Yeh's Origin dream experienced a few nightmare moments in Sydney when NSW levelled the series.

A momentary communication breakdown with fullback Billy Slater was enough to open the door for NSW utility Luke Lewis to score a crucial try.

"We've talked about that this week and with the noise from the crowd you can't always hear each other so we're just going to shut the play down if it happens again, not worry about trying to make a big play," he said.

Yow Yeh said talk out of the Blues camp they could go even more mobile with Glenn Stewart would put more onus on him and Darius Boyd to take some dummy half hit ups when their big forwards need a breather.

"The big boys can get a bit tired in Origin and there's been a couple of holes in the middle so when our forwards are down and out the backs have to roll up their sleeves and help them out.

"We've got a good back three who are quick off the mark," he said.

Yow Yeh, who played the first two Origin games outside Melbourne rookie Dane Nielsen, said having Brisbane team mate Justin Hodges back on the right side gave him confidence.

"Nothing against Danger (Nielsen) he's a great footy player and I like playing with him but the role the boys play week in and week out at the Broncos makes it a bit easier for me because we know each other so well," said Yow Yeh.

Suncorp Stadium has been a lucky ground for the young Bronco flyer but he knows the massive Maroon-eyed crowd can only do so much from the stands.

But he is bracing himself for an emotion-filled encounter on Wednesday night as he plays a part in Darren Lockyer's final Origin.

"I know the whole of Queensland will be behind us and even though Locky says he doesn't want it done for him, deep down inside the boys want to do it for him," he said.

"I know I want to send him off the way he deserves to be sent off as a legend.

"I hope it's a special night because it's going to be something I will remember for the rest of my life."

Queensland had two closed training sessions on the Sunshine Coast with three TV camera crews forced to leaved Saturday's hit out on orders from coach Mal Meninga.

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