lol… They simply have no idea.
I was talking to the Queensland Team last night and I was refreshingly suprised how level headed they are for this series. They see Cameron Smith as being no different to DL as a Captain and each player is focused to do there job.
The night ended with a fitting tribute to Ross Henrick; Peter Jackson and Big Artie, 3 players who have passed away that have player SOO for Queensland.
I actually think this is a positive way of easing Robbie back into Origin.
With all the media attention on him over the last couple of week - he would have been a massive focus for the QLD game plan early in the piece (Target Farah, sledge him etc etc), as well as the comentators and media.
This way - with Farah out of the first 20 minutes exchanges, by the time he gets onto the field the game is on its way and his entry wont be as big a deal.
I think if Ricky actually didn’t care for Robbie’s future origin ambitions - he would have thrown him in from the start and IF Robbie failed to shine, would be vindicated for his criticsm of Robbie.
Take this as a positive.