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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

GOLD COAST - The sleeping giant has awoken in the Queensland State of Origin camp but not before Nate Myles contemplated tasering him.

Maroons prop Myles has warned Canberra wrecking ball Josh Papalii is ready to run amok in tomorrow night's Origin opener in Brisbane after coming out of his shell at their Gold Coast camp.

Instead, Papalii has been inspired by a simple nod from Queensland selectors.

The 110kg weapon was so out of nick for the Raiders he dropped himself to the second tier Queensland Cup to find form after being overlooked for the trans-Tasman Test.

But loyalty ensured "big Papa" kept his Maroons spot.

"I think he is in for a big one," Myles said.

"He is such a genuine dude. He is in an environment that he loves so much and I don't think he is the type of person who wants to feel like he is being carried, feel like he is not part of it.

"I don't think he will be out to prove a point but just to show why he is there."

"It is fantastic to watch someone so quiet get a little bit cranky on the training paddock," Myles said.

"And if you ever want to do a tackling drill, do it with him.

"It is like hitting a fridge."

Papalii's transformation appears to have erased any concerns by the loss of utility forward Sam Thaiday (calf).

Papalii's resurgence boosted what Myles believed was a well-balanced pack despite criticism from the Blues.








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