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Qld's Walters calls in Coach Whisperer

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Qld's Kevin Walters calls in "Coach Whisperer" ahead of next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney (AAP Image/Darren England) 

The Coach Whisperer is again the name on everyone's lips in the Queensland camp ahead of next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney.

In a move that will again raise eyebrows with critics, Maroons centre Michael Morgan has confirmed self-proclaimed mind coach Bradley Charles Stubbs has addressed the team in Brisbane ahead of their must-win clash.

And while Morgan at first sounded sceptical, he claimed Stubbs may yet emerge as their trump card for game three.

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has copped flak for adopting Stubbs' "Expect to Win" philosophy ahead of the 2019 series as they look to reclaim the Origin trophy from NSW.

Walters was accused of "losing the plot" when he banned the Maroons from mentioning NSW by name and ditched their traditional underdog tag by claiming Queensland "will win", in keeping with Stubbs' left-field teachings.

Critics south of the Tweed have unsurprisingly had a field day, accusing Stubbs of being a "snake oil salesman".

The barbs will no doubt come out again after it was revealed Walters called Stubbs into Camp Maroon for the first time to address the players on Monday as they prepare to bounce back from a 38-6 Origin II loss in Perth.

Morgan at first seemed bemused by Stubbs' approach, politely describing the Coach Whisperer as "quite unique".

Yet the Maroons playmaker was adamant the Queensland team walked away from Stubbs' address confident of an Origin III victory.

"He is quite unique I guess," Morgan said.

"I have never come across or had the experience of anyone of his nature before.

"So it was a different outlook on the game in terms of preparation.

"But I certainly see why Kevvie has been keen on him and I know the boys picked up a few good things from him, hopefully it can help."

While lampooned by cynics, Stubbs has been credited with helping Sydney Roosters and South Sydney claim NRL titles and has worked with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and former Sydney FC mentor Graham Arnold.

Asked if he walked away inspired from Stubbs' talk, usually billed at $5,500 an hour, Morgan said it made a difference.

"I took things out of it and I know a number of the boys who walked away (inspired)," the North Queensland-based Morgan said.

"It was a different angle to look at it that we hadn't done before - he's good at what he does."

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