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21:56  10 july  2019
21:56  10 july  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

State of Origin: Mitchell Pearce called into NSW side with Nathan Cleary ruled out

State of Origin: Mitchell Pearce called into NSW side with Nathan Cleary ruled out Mitchell Pearce will play for NSW in the State of Origin decider after Nathan Cleary withdrew due to a right ankle injury on Wednesday. Cleary has been in doubt since sustaining a high-grade lateral ankle sprain in Origin II. The Penrith Panthers playmaker was ruled out after running at training for the first time. NSW coach Brad Fittler confirmed Pearce's inclusion to The Daily Telegraph. “Pearce will be in camp tonight,” Fittler said. “Nathan Cleary is out.” © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Mitchell Pearce of the Newcastle Knights will return to the NSW Blues Origin team.

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'It feels a bit surreal': Pearce is finally on the right side of Origin history
'It feels a bit surreal': Pearce is finally on the right side of Origin history
'It feels a bit surreal': Pearce is finally on the right side of Origin history

Mitchell Pearce doesn’t need to stand next to the Wally Lewis statue.

Nor does he have to visualise the moment. Because, finally, mercifully, he has lived it. Mitchell Pearce is finally part of a NSW State or Origin series win.

And the winning try emanated from what, else, a Pearce pass, when the scores were level and something special was required when they were playing for all of the marbles.

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"I knew we needed to play," Pearce said. "There was about 50 seconds to go when we got the ball, you’ve got to play then.

"You’ve got to get yourself into some sort of field position without taking a risk or making an error.

"Big Fergo (Blake Ferguson, the recipient of Pearce's pass) was standing out there and he’s been my roommate. Maybe we just got a bit of cohesion, a bit of a connection."

This 80 minutes was meant to inform us about Mitchell Pearce, the football and the man, in a way that 268 NRL appearances and 18 previous State of Origin matches never could. That somehow all that he has and will achieve will be seen through the prism of this one performance and somehow put it all into its proper perspective.

Of course, it doesn’t work like that. The result, aside from determining where the shield went, would also determine what we made of Pearce. You can’t get a 20th call-up unless the ledger is at least partly redressed. The Newcastle captain’s record still makes his state wince but at least it registers a series win. In a decider, no less.

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Next came a bit of individual brilliance from Johnathan Thurston when he received the ball on the fifth tackle Tonga, who had the defence outnumbered on the right side and cantered over untouched for the Despite his best efforts, New South Wales has continued to underachieve in the State of Origin

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"I just feel grateful to be called back in the team," Pearce said.

"It feels a bit surreal. I didn’t play all three games so I’m just proud to of come back in.

"This is a special team Freddy (Brad Fittler) has got. I’s all about the team, all about NSW

"They’re creating a really good thing here.

"I’ve been out of it for a few years, to come back in I just wanted to compete and do the state proud ... I will sleep well tonight."

It was fitting that it came in such circumstances. A Queensland side storming back home in front of a packed house. The type of pressure that was too much for him when he first entered the Origin furnace as a fresh-faced teenager. More than a dozen games later and still he couldn’t crack it. Perhaps that what makes this victory all the sweeter.

There is never any grey area when Pearce wears the sky blue. As the halfback, he can only be cast as the hero or the villain. He has become typecast after mastering only the latter role. Here he was showing us his range on the greatest stage, a member of a NSW side that won the Origin series. Finally.

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"I can’t nail what the exact emotion is now," he said.

"I’m just happy to be in this room … the state will be happy and that’s all I’m worried about."

Given his involvement in that final, brilliant play, it is easy to get carried away. That this was a Pearce blinder. Or that this makes up for everything else that had come before at Origin level. The fact, however, is that all of Pearce’s skills on Wednesday night were executed at a passable level.

His kicks were easily defused, almost always finding an opposition player that the ANZ Stadium turf. The bombs never spiralled like those of Corey Norman, nor had the accuracy of some of those produced by Daly Cherry-Evans. Late in the first half, while pressing the Maroons line, the Blues put in two kicks on the last tackle, Pearce the latter. His side ended up further from the Maroons tryline than when it started the movement. This time it wasn’t costly.

The Newcastle captain’s strength is his running game, but rarely did he challenge the line. Instead he was happy to distribute, sometimes effectively. The try that gave the Blues the lead was scored by James Tedesco. Pearce passed him the ball and it may technically go down as a try assist, even if the Roosters custodian did almost all of the work. But it spoke to the fact that, when the playmaker had to make a call, he made the right one.

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By that stage all feeling in my legs were lost. Nothing in my body was functioning. It felt like I was Right now, they are on top of the mountain. But it is a lot easier to fall down the mountain than it is to Sitting on the other side of the world when Laurie Daley announced his team last week, the emotions

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On another occasion, with the Blues leading and pressing the Maroons line, Pearce wasted the opportunity by throwing an errant pass. But unlike previous years, there was no Cooper Cronk or Cameron Smith or Greg Inglis or Billy Slater or Johnathan Thurston to make him pay.

For once, Mitchell Pearce was on the right side of history.

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Comment: One pass has made all the difference to Mitchell Pearce's Origin legacy.
How many passes does a rugby league halfback throw in their career? Thousands. Long ones and short ones, quick bullets and looping floaters, cut-outs to wide runners and pop-ups to charging forwards. Passing is a halfback’s trade. So it’s amazing how for some, everything can come down to one pass. In one brief, blinding moment, a half’s whole career becomes a question of throwing a ball just once. Like a rugby league adaptation of Kipling: if you can risk it all on one ball’s toss… Mitchell Pearce was in no position to risk anything.

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