Blues hopeful McInnes keeps lid on things

Scott Bailey

NSW State of Origin hopeful Cameron McInnes' self-imposed ban on social media is helping him remain calm as others speculate around him.

The St George Illawarra hooker is in a direct shootout with former South Sydney teammate Damien Cook for an Origin debut, but the Dragons No.9 says he knows little about it after having not touched social media since the start of last year.

"I'm a bit of a hermit in that way ... I don't have social media, read the papers or watch the news," McInnes said.