Laurie Daley says the problems that plagued the 2017 Origin campaign were the  result of a lack of leadership in the Blues camp.

The news that Blues stars Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan had spent the Friday before the Game Three decider drinking at a pub was met with shock and harsh criticism in the days following the  series loss.

Daley (pictured) says the fact that nobody in the Blues camp were aware of the pairs plans, points to a lack of leadership in the New South Wales hierarchy.