Cordner to make Blues debut

Sydney Roosters second-rower Boyd Cordner has been selected in the VB Blues team to take on Queensland in Holden State of Origin III at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old from the NSW Mid North Coast joins Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods in the VB Blues team following the withdrawal of Paul Gallen earlier today.

Josh Reynolds will take his place in the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs team to play Melbourne on Sunday, before rejoining the squad as 18th man.