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Mal Meninga v Laurie Daley

HOW THE TWO COACHES COMPARE IN THE 2013 STATE OF ORIGIN SERIES

MAL MENINGA (QLD)

Born: Bundaberg

Age: 52

Origins played: 32

Origins coached (since 2006): 21

Series win-loss as coach: 7-0

Matches win-loss as coach: 15-6

Other coaching roles: Canberra 1997-01

Meninga has gone from being one of the finest players of all time to the most successful State of Origin coach in history
Mal Meninga v Laurie Daley
by AAP

HOW THE TWO COACHES COMPARE IN THE 2013 STATE OF ORIGIN SERIES

MAL MENINGA (QLD)

Born: Bundaberg

Age: 52

Origins played: 32

Origins coached (since 2006): 21

Series win-loss as coach: 7-0

Matches win-loss as coach: 15-6

Other coaching roles: Canberra 1997-01

Meninga has gone from being one of the finest players of all time to the most successful State of Origin coach in history. Has guided the Maroons to seven straight series win and although he's had some of the modern game's finest talents at his disposal, his role in turning around Queensland's fortunes after several lean years should never be underestimated. His mind game battles with former NSW coach Ricky Stuart were always entertaining and proof the big man will never take a step back.

LAURIE DALEY (NSW)

Born: Junee

Age: 43

Origins played: 23

Origins coached: 0

Other coaching roles: NSW Country Origin, 2008-12, Indigenous All Stars 2011-13.

Daley was a class act as a player for both state and country and although this is his first Origin as coach, he's been part of several camps as an assistant to the likes of Phil Gould and Ricky Stuart. One of league's nice guys but underneath that relaxed, calm persona lies a ruthless streak and a born leader who was handed the captaincy of a star-studded Blues side when he was just 22.


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