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Brisbane's Oates oblivious of NRL threat

  • Brisbane's Oates oblivious of NRL threat

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 01: Corey Oates of the Maroons looks on during game one of the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 1, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Queensland winger Corey Oates will face arguably his toughest challenge outside of State of Origin on Thursday night - but it is news to him.

Brisbane flyer Oates admitted on Monday he had no idea he would be taking on Canberra's lethal right-edge NRL combination of Joseph Leilua and Jordan Rapana at Suncorp Stadium this week.

"I really don't know. I don't really watch much footy - I will play whoever pops up against me," said Oates who made his Origin debut in Queensland's 6-4 game one win in Sydney.

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