Bellamy wants Blues to go back on attack

NSW coach Craig Bellamy has labelled his team’s decision-making in the opening two matches of the State of Origin series as “below NRL level”.The Blues mentor has thrown down the challenge to his troops to come up with the right plays at the right time to avoid becoming the first NSW team to lose a series 3-0 since 1995.”For long periods of (game two) we defended pretty well,” Bellamy said.”We were strong and pretty aggressive but some poor decisions at times really let us down.”When you come up with poor decisions against a side as good as Queensland, they’ll make you pay.”While defensively the Blues have been below par in the first two games, it has been the team’s attack – or lack of – which has come under scrutiny.Bellamy played down suggestions he had taken a defensive approach in the opening matches, but said he had been tinkering with a new attacking formula ahead of the final match at ANZ Stadium tonight.”We like to go into games balanced in our attack and defence,” he said.”We’ve changed our attack around a little bit for this game. Hopefully that will be a bit more effective for us.”The Maroons have dominated headlines this week after describing several NSW players as “grubs” for their actions around the ruck.Mal Meninga’s men have used incidents from past games as ammunition and have earmarked Michael Ennis, Trent Barrett and Paul Gallen as the main offenders.Barrett laughed off the accusations made north of the border and said he wouldn’t be fazed by the claims.”It doesn’t worry me and I’m sure it doesn’t worry any of our players,” Barrett said.”What happens on the footy field happens and I certainly don’t think any of our players go out of their way to come up with any of that intentionally.”Bellamy, who sees no difference between the two teams around the play the ball, said his troops wouldn’t be sidetracked by the Queenslander’s trash talk. “Perhaps it’s just a way of trying to get our team’s focus away from not doing so well in that area,” he said.”Or trying to put pressure on a couple of individuals they have named.”Or perhaps they are trying to get the referee a little bit more aware of us in that area, which is something (Queensland) are very good at.”
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