Ikin sacks himself as kicker

Under fire Queensland five-eighth Ben Ikin has relieved himself of tactical kicking duties in next week's final rugby league State of Origin match in Brisbane.

Ikin's kicking game was poor when the Maroons surrendered this year's series in a 27-4 loss to NSW in Sydney. The Brisbane Broncos pivot has told Channel Ten he'll hand the kicking duties to fullback Darren Lockyer.