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SportState of Origin: Mitchell Pearce ready for representative recall

16:53  25 june  2019
16:53  25 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Blues set to recall Mitchell Pearce and retain Nathan Cleary for Origin II. Channel 9 reported Blues coach Brad Fittler was unhappy with Pearce ’s response before game one with the Brad Fittler ready to revisit Mitchell Pearce as an option for Origin II.#9WWOS # Origin pic.twitter.com/UkPGC8uLVx.

Mitchell Pearce ’s continued desire to avoid talk of a State of Origin recall should help convince NSW coach Brad Fittler that the Blues would be better served by sticking with Nathan Cleary than taking a reluctant playmaker to Perth for a must Blues shouldn't recall reluctant Pearce into Origin spotlight.

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Newcastle Knights halfback Mitchell Pearce says he is ready to go if Brad Fittler picks him for the State of Origin decider after an injury to Nathan Cleary will force a change to the winning side from Game II.

Pearce has been in sublime form for the Knights in 2019 and was considered a lock to be picked for Sunday night’s game in Perth before succumbing to a hip injury in his side’s loss to the Storm the day before selection.

But the 30-year old, who played 18 games for the Blues between 2008 and 2017, is back on board for his club this weekend and is ready for an Origin recall.

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State of Origin: Mitchell Pearce ruled out of Origin return with injury On Sunday morning, Pearce went from firm Origin hopeful to injury doubtful. In career-best form for Newcastle, the halfback has been cruelly denied a shot at adding a 19th Origin cap to his name. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

State of Origin 2019 | Mitchell Pearce set to resurrect Blues career in game 2. Could the second coming of Mitchell Pearce at Origin be happier?Source:Getty Images. Brad Fittler ready to revisit Mitchell Pearce as an option for Origin II.#9WWOS # Origin pic.twitter.com/UkPGC8uLVx.

Playmaker Mitchell Pearce has been recalled while Josh Jackson and David Klemmer will debut in a revamped NSW team to open the Blues’ State of Origin shield defence.

“Of course I’d love to play,” he said on Tuesday morning.

State of Origin: Mitchell Pearce ready for representative recall© Getty Images Mitchell Pearce “Obviously they just had a massive win and I’m not too sure which way they want to go but I’ve put my hand up now and we’ll just wait and see what happens.”

Pearce has been maligned for much of his career over his shortcomings in Origin football – but in recent times the narrative has changed as people look back on just how good the Queensland side was during that time period that the Newcastle playmaker was playing Origin.

While Pearce said his focus is purely on the Broncos this weekend and getting the job done for the Knights heading into the back end of the year, he last night received support from former Origin nemesis Johnathan Thurston when he appeared on 100% Footy.

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The real reason Mitchell Pearce pulled out of Origin II The reason proffered was injury. It can now be revealed that there was a little more to it. Pearce's withdrawal had as much to do with him being asked to wear the No.6 jumper instead of No.7, which has been retained by Nathan Cleary. Pearce, who plays halfback for Newcastle, had been pencilled into the Blues’ side before taking the field against the Storm at AAMI Park last Saturday afternoon. © Supplied Legendary league commentator Ray Warren isn't a fan of flying.

Matthew Johns says sources have told him that Newcastle halfback Mitchell Pearce was not ruled out of NSW State of Origin contention due to a groin But reports that Pearce had informed NSW coach Brad Fittler he was impacted by a groin strain put paid to those hopes and the selectors chose to stick

NSW are set to end the State of Origin exile of Mitchell Pearce as well as hand Daniel Saifiti a maiden jersey as the Blues attempt to even up the series. “We played the best side, the most professional side, and we showed at this stage of our development we weren’t quite ready for it.” — with AAP.

“I think you would play Pearce at 6 and Jimmy at 7,” he said on Monday night.

“I think that would take a lot of the pressure off Pearce, I think he is a bit scarred from everything and he’s been made the scapegoat which is very unfair.

“He’s been in fine form and if they pick him, I’d pick him at 6.”

Immortal Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns said Pearce along with Luke Keary would have to ‘come into calculations’ if fit during the post-game coverage on Sunday night – while his brother Matty has been very vocal in his support of a recall for Pearce to the Origin arena if he is selected as the dominant half

It will no doubt be a week full of speculation surrounding the halves for the Blues for the decider in Sydney with the likes of Jack Wighton, Wade Graham and Adam Reynolds all in the mix for a spot in the side, but it would be Pearce that would receive the most publicity if selected after a stored Origin career.

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