Sorry, Queensland fans, but Gold Coast captain Ryan James has been leading Titans ambassador Ethan Sloane astray.

Ethan was on hand at the NAIDOC Week festivities at Mudgeeraba’s Firth Park to help James through a press conference, when the cameras turned on Ethan himself to find out his tip for the State of Origin decider.

But Ethan’s answer may have been swayed somewhat by proud Blue Ryan James whispering answers in his ear.