He won the most contentious Queensland selection battle of Game Three and has already developed into a better player as a result of his Origin experience.
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He says he's inspired by a family that has made the most of limited rugby league talent but towering Bulldogs back-rower Shaun Lane is already making an impact.
In the Bulldogs' return to Belmore the fans repaid them by selling out the match and the players repaid them in turn with a powerful 80-minute performance.
NSW will take a wait-and-see approach with injured hooker Robbie Farah, whose fractured hand will be assessed by Blues medical staff.