7 Apr 2010

Farewells to fuel Queensland's State of Origin campaign

8:21 am on 7 April 2010

The Brisbane Broncos star Darren Lockyer has decided he's up for one last State of Origin series for Queensland who'll be attempting to make it five straight series wins over New South Wales.

Lockyer's announcement yesterday coincided with Steve Price's emotional decision to retire at the end of this season.

Queensland's coach Mal Meninga says the Maroons will use sentiment surrounding farewells to Lockyer, Price and probably Petero Civoniceva to fuel their Origin campaign.

But the former Warriors captain Price has yet to play in the NRL this season, and his first priority is getting over a heel injury.

Steve Price's brother-in-law Brent Tate will lead the Warriors against the Bulldogs in Sydney on Saturday night in the absence of the injured Simon Mannering and Michael Luck.