BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Corey Oates of the Maroons celebrates with his team mate Darius Boyd and Greg Inglis of the Maroons after scoring a try during game two of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

South Sydney Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis believes the Maroons must find a place in the side for Darius Boyd.

Inglis is fit and ready to fire at left centre for Queensland after missing the entire 2017 Holden State of Origin series due to a knee injury.

And the 31-year old through his full support behind the Broncos skipper.

"That's up to Kevvie but I think Darius is a great contributor to the Queensland side," Inglis told reporters on Tuesday.

The Rabbitohs face Boyd's Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium on Thursday night.

"He's captain of the Broncos for a reason. He's a great leader, a great football player and a great person.

"Darius has been very vital to the Queensland side for a number of years.

"That's up the selectors obviously, and up to Smithy (Cameron), to have a good chat about it."

Inglis leads the both states with 18 tries from 30 games, followed closely by Boyd with 18.

Maroons coach Kevin Walters said Boyd was in the mix for to return in June for Origin.

"Darius has shown his versatility as well in playing fullback, centre and wing for the Maroons in the last three years and he is going to be putting his hand up for selection again," Walters told NRL.com.

"It is another tough decision for us. We have got some ideas about who we think can play where, but it is a matter of putting all of those pieces into the puzzle."

Meanwhile, Inglis is bouncing back from a lost 2017 due to an ACL injury, as he approaches game number 300.

"It doesn't bug me at all. I look at last year as a positive," Inglis said.

"It was devastating at the time but if I didn't go through all that I went through I wouldn't have found out so much about myself."

"If I get there, I'll get there. I'm happy where I am at the moment. It's a great team here and a great club to be a part of.

 

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