It’s only a week away before the Origin side is announced and as a Blue I’m relieved that three players will not be up for selection for the Maroons because of disciplinary reasons. Dylan Napa, Anthony Milford and Valentine Holmes are all in top form leading into the series but because of a late night in a rookie’s camp, they won’t be picked. They still though have plenty of class to pick from but I’m sure Kevin Walters would have had these players in his squad.
As for NSW, I will jump on the bandwagon and pick what side I think can win the series. I’ve gone for balance in the way they attack with strong direct runners, some strike and ball playing off the bench, as well as a strong mobile defensive team.
My team: J Dugan, B Ferguson, M Jennings, J Morris, J Mansour, J Maloney, M Pearce, A Woods, M Ennis, P Gallen, B Cordner, B Scott, T Merrin, D Klemmer, J Bird, A Fafita, B Cartwright.