Ben Te'o at a Queensland State of Origin squad training session.
Ben Te'o at a Queensland State of Origin squad training session. Brett Wortman

Inglis swears Maroons getting along fine despite Te'o drama

MAROONS centre Greg Inglis has denied there was any disharmony among his teammates despite the media circus surrounding second-rower Ben Te'o.

Brisbane woman Katie Lewis, 22, made a formal complaint to police yesterday about Te'o.

She alleged the South Sydney and Maroons forward punched her in the face, fractured her eye socket and left her bloodied in the hallway of Bronco Corey Norman's home in April, an allegation the Rabbitohs second-rower has vehemently denied.

Queensland Police interviewed Te'o yesterday morning, subsequently requesting the NRL suspend the investigation being conducted by its integrity unit.

NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle later issued a statement saying, "The NRL's primary concern has been to ensure that this matter is fully and independently investigated.

"Given that the police are assuming that responsibility, it is important that we step back for the moment and let them undertake that role."

The developments have led to increased speculation about whether Te'o would play in Origin I at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.

Blues prop James Tamou said the Maroons camp was now in disarray as a result, but Inglis said his teammates were still smiling.


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