6 Jun 2013

Origin stars play down feud

8:27 am on 6 June 2013

The Queensland forward Nate Myles says a run-in with Paul Gallen that left the Maroon with a bruised and swollen face would not be the start of a running feud with the New South Wales skipper.

Gallen was charged with a grade two striking offence after he let fly with both fists after bringing Myles down with a swinging arm during the State of Origin opener.

Myles had earlier dived into a tackle on NSW fullback Jarryd Hayne with his head low.

Gallen was heard to say: "He's been head butting series after series and twisting (legs)".

After the 14-6 win by the Blues Gallen said Myles has been the dominant forward for the last two or three years and someone had to stand up to him.

Myles says he's happy to leave the incident on the field.

Asked about Gallen's claims that he is a serial headbutter, Myles replied: "That's just the way I tackle."