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Queensland coach Wayne Bennett believes Gorden Tallis's fragile temperament will be seriously tested in tomorrow night's emotion-charged State of Origin rugby league opener in Brisbane.
Tallis appears to have resolved his long-running feud with Origin referee Bill Harrigan. But Bennett doesdn't know whether his captain's character will stand up to the heat of a sell-out crowd at Suncorp Stadium.
He says Tallis has been well behaved this year but has a tendency to wear his heart on his sleeve, which sometimes gets him in trouble.