9 Jun 2014

More calls for stand-alone State of Origin

11:54 am on 9 June 2014

North Queensland and New South Wales prop James Tamou has added his voice to calls for the State of Origin series to played as stand-alone fixtures.

Despite scoring a try in the Cowboys' 18-16 defeat by Parramatta on Friday, Tamou admits he's still feeling the effects of the brutal Origin opener in Brisbane nine days earlier.

Tamou also faced Melbourne last Saturday and says he feels really flat, and to play State of Origin and then turn around on a Saturday night and then have a short turnaround for this week is a tough ask.