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Blake Ferguson breaks silence on Josh McGuire sledge in Origin III

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Blake Ferguson has repeated his post-Origin claims he didn't hear the sledge from Queensland bad boy Josh McGuire that sparked an altercation in the ANZ Stadium tunnel.

McGuire has been accused of firing an 'inappropriate' sledge Ferguson's way at the end of the first half, triggering a heated verbal exchange between the pair as the teams left the field.

Blues prop David Klemmer came to Ferguson's assistance and subsequently had to be separated from McGuire, according to multiple reports.

It is also understood Ferguson told McGuire at full-time of the Blues' 26-20 victory, 'I'll drop ya' if he ever repeats the sledge.

Ferguson, who threw the final pass to James Tedesco to score the match-winning try in the 80th-minute on Wednesday, refused to reveal what was said when interviewed in the NSW dressing room after the game.

Klemmer has also remained tight-lipped.

However, the stoush remains a hot talking point and the Parramatta star was again forced to answer questions about the incident after the Eels' 30-18 victory over the Wests Tigers in Benji Marshall's 300th game on Sunday.

But Ferguson, who was named in Mal Meninga's Kangaroos Origin merit team alongside McGuire and Klemmer on Sunday, insists he doesn't know what the Maroons enforcer said to spark the incident.

"I honestly didn't hear it," Ferguson told Triple M on Sunday.

"You know what, you know there's 83,000 people there, I just didn't hear it.

"I just heard a bit of yapping and just walked off and got on with the job.

"I got the last laugh anyway."

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14. heinäkuuta 2019 20:14:01 Categories: Sporting News The Motley Fool

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