Blues coach Laurie Daley has finalised his starting 17 for Game One of the 2016 Holden State of Origin series at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Wednesday.
New NSW winger Josh Mansour has revealed the crippling toll injuries took on his body and mind during the toughest 12-month stretch of his professional career.
Eight players, including Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans, have been called into the Queensland Maroons camp ahead of Holden State of Origin Game One in Sydney.
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All the latest team news heading into Round 12 of the NRL Telstra Premiership, including the return of two NSW squad members to club duty.
The only NSW injury concerns – hooker Robbie Farah (concussion) and centre Josh Dugan (elbow) have been cleared to play the opening game.
Laurie Daley is set to use three big boppers off the bench for the Origin series opener, but there are still doubts about Farah playing 80 minutes.
The embarrassment of losing to a patched-up Warriors outfit has the Dragons well prepared for the Origin period, according to skipper Gareth Widdop.
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