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Daly Cherry-Evans savaged as Maroons urged to make changes


Queensland have been urged to make changes after dropping the Origin collection to New South Wales — and skipper Daly Cherry-Evans could possibly be on the chopping block.

The Maroons had been humiliated within the first two video games of this yr’s collection after pulling off a shock upset to declare the protect in 2020.


Rookie Origin coach Paul Green has been copping many of the warmth, nonetheless Fox League’s James Hooper threw skipper Daly Cherry-Evans within the stress cooker.


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“The Maroons are going to have to make some changes because if they keep doing the same thing then sadly it’s just going to be a similar result,” Hooper instructed NRL 360.

“Daly’s numbers don’t read great for this series. He’s had zero try assists, zero linebreak assists in 160 minutes of football. In the opening game, the Blues had 10 linebreaks and the Maroons had one. It wasn’t as pear-shaped in Origin II but it still ended up six to two in those areas.

“I think they’ve got to go in a different direction.”

Paul Kent agreed that Cherry-Evans’ management — or lack of — isn’t serving to the Maroons.

“Queensland are at their best when they have a ‘come on’ not ‘go on’ captain and Daly hasn’t played that way as the Queensland captain,” he instructed NRL 360.

Camera IconMaroons captain Daly Cherry-Evans has come below stress for his efficiency within the Origin collection. Pic Peter Wallis Credit: News Corp Australia

“They need someone who’s just going to put the ball under the arm and just say ‘come on, lets go. Follow me,’ He hasn’t played that way.

“He’s got it in him but we’re not seeing it out of him and Queensland are at the best when they’re captain is that type of player.”

Cherry-Evans hasn’t escaped criticism because the Blues sealed the collection with a 26-nil win final Sunday.

The 32-year-old conceded within the post-match press convention that maybe NSW gained as a result of they turned up extra motivated after dropping final yr’s collection.

The NRL 360 panel consider that kind of remark doesn’t bode nicely for the halfback.

“That language would have made a lot of Maroons legends’ skin crawl,” Lara Pitt stated.

“They fell off their chairs when they heard that,” Kent added.

“DCE nearly fell on his own sword in that interview after the game … You can’t try and sell that when they’re all professional, it’s the jewel in the crown, it’s the pinnacle of the sport, if you can’t get up for that then what are they doing?” Hooper stated.

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