8 Sep 2009

Meninga reignites Steve Price Origin incident

6:39 am on 8 September 2009

The Queensland rugby league coach Mal Meninga has reignited the State of Origin incident involving unconscious Warriors prop Steve Price.

Meninga's spoken for the first time about the lasting impact New South Wales forward Justin Poore's "disrespectful" treatment of an unconscious Price will have on future Queensland sides.

Price had been knocked out in a fight with Melbourne Storm prop Matt White when Poore reached down, grabbed him by the jumper, lifted him off the ground and then dropped him as his stunned teammates looked on.

Meninga says he'll never "forgive or forget" how Price was manhandled while he was unconscious and believes the incident will live long in the Maroons' memories, particularly when they strive for a fifth straight series win in 2010 which could be the last for Price.

Meninga says he knows the players will simmering for the next 12 months waiting to set the record straight.