Luai Origin I taunt fuels Felise Kaufusi

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Queensland back-rower Felise Kaufusi has "kept the receipts" as he looks to turn the tables on NSW and their rookie five-eighth Jarome Luai.

A photo of the Blues' No.6 standing over Kaufusi and bellowing has caught the attention of both camps before Sunday's State of Origin clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Kaufusi rejects suggestions of arrogance from debutant Luai but admits the image had stuck with him in the lead-up to the Maroons' must-win encounter.

"I don't think I need any more motivation than that thrashing that we copped there, but I've kept the receipts there and hopefully can turn it around," he said.

"He plays with a lot of passion - that's what Origin is all about - so hopefully I can flip the script there.

"They're on cloud nine at the moment and so they should be after that win."

Luai said he had been celebrating a strong carry from teammate Junior Paulo off the kick-off that had skittled the Melbourne Storm star.

"There you go," Kaufusi said when informed on Thursday.

"I must have got steamrolled ... I more embarrassed at myself (than concerned about the Blues being arrogant) to be honest and that's just the passion, we (need to) play with that sort of passion too."

The Maroons completed an opposed training session on Thursday - something they didn't do before the series opener in Townsville - with Jai Arrow back on deck after receiving hospital treatment for an arm infection earlier this week.

Coach Paul Green conceded after the Game I 50-6 loss that their training standard had potentially played into their sloppy showing.

Kaufusi said a "daunting" review session earlier in the week had laid bare where they had to improve.

"There were some dropped balls in training and that leaked in," he said.

"I dropped one cold (in Townsville) but the session (on Tuesday) has been our best session this whole two camps."

The Maroons have drifted to record long odds of $4.50 with some bookies to square the series after a Tom Trbojevic hattrick stole the show in Townsville.

"Far out he's going to be hard to handle," Kaufusi said.

"Our backs our against the wall but we love a fight and have always been underdogs.

"Even if we do win they always find a way to pin us on the back fence and it's up to us to turn it."

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