“There’s going to be some big calls made to get the correct line-up to match the Blues in Game 2,” he told Andrew Voss on 1170 SEN radio.
“I think what needs to happen, and I’m very hopeful of this, is that for Game 2 we need to pick players that are fit, that aren’t carrying injuries into the match and they need to have a solid preparation.
“For Game 1 — and this is no excuse at all — but for Game 1 they had players that couldn’t take the field for training sessions early in the camp. They missed two or three training sessions early and could only take part in those team sessions late in the camp.
“They just can’t afford that for Game 2. They need to have 17 fit players to have a really solid preparation leading into that game.”
The Maroons will look to get the series back on track in Game II at Suncorp Stadium on June 27.