Roosters coach Trent Robinson has backed Boyd Cordner to take over from Paul Gallen as skipper of the NSW Blues in this year's State of Origin series.
Queensland State of Origin great Justin Hodges says he is honoured to be named coach of the Maroons under-20s.
Robbie Farah isn't concerned his recent move from the starting side to the bench will affect his chances of featuring in this year's State of Origin series.
Raiders centre Joey Leilua says his style of play isn't holding him back from Origin selection, with Ricky Stuart claiming he's the best centre in the game.
Sam Thaiday is confident the next generation of rep halves are ready to step in should Johnathan Thurston's calf injury sideline him for an extended period.