Origin start is Taylor made

Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor

DAVE Taylor says starting Origin II could be the key to lifting the lid on his magical form in league's biggest arena.

While the mercurial 122kg wrecking ball has for years been one of the NRL's most entertaining performers, he has not made a major dent in his five matches for Queensland, all which he has played off the bench.

He struggled for impact in game one but has been included in the starting 13 for Wednesday's return match following the withdrawal of Sam Thaiday.

Taylor is one of the most uncanny forwards to ever play the game, possessing speed and ball skills which defy his size. While his exploits can be low-percentage he said coach Mal Meninga had not ordered him to temper his style.

In an ominous warning to NSW he said he would not hesitate to pull one of his many tricks from the bag on Wednesday night should the occasion call for it.

"I find it harder to come off the bench," he said.

"I find it pretty hard to get into the game. That's why I start when I can. That's one of the reasons I'm excited about starting at this level."

Topics:  dave taylor, maroons, state of origin



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