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SportState of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off

04:41  11 july  2019
04:41  11 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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NSW coach Brad Fittler feared the Blues’ match-winning try could have been cancelled out because he ran on the field Fittler watched the match from the sideline but couldn’t control his emotions when James Tedesco touched down in the corner to seal the match - and the series - in the final minutes.

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NSW coach Brad Fittler feared the Blues’ match-winning try could have been cancelled out because he ran on the field to celebrate with his players before the game was over.

Fittler watched the match from the sideline but couldn’t control his emotions when James Tedesco touched down in the corner to seal the match - and the series - in the final minutes.

The Blues boss raced across ANZ Stadium to join his players as they celebrated one of the great moments in NSW Origin history.

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Bradley Scott 'Freddy' Fittler (born 5 February 1972) is the head coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team and at international level he coaches Lebanon.

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State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off © Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images James Tedesco of the Blues scores the match-winning try. Referee Gerard Sutton was forced to remove a throng of people from the field of play so James Maloney could take the sideline conversion.

"I was a bit nervous. I was on the field. I thought 'can they take the try off us because I’m on the field?'" Freddy smiled after the game.

"I was actually in the middle of the field on my own. That was a first.

State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited "It was a fantastic moment. Queensland have done that a lot to us.

"I was ready to go to extra time and to take our chances.

"But I got to run on as coach. They didn’t fine me…they haven’t fined me yet…and the fact I got to do that, that was pretty cool."

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Matchwinner: James Tedesco goes over for his first try of the night. Credit:AAP. Fittler became only the second NSW coach in Origin history after Phil "I reckon I know how Wally [Lewis] felt," Fittler joked. "I was a bit nervous because I was on the field and I was thinking, ‘can they take the try off us

James Tedesco is "on the outer" and will be overlooked for Tom Trbojevic. Angus Crichton. The truth is Fittler is waiting for his playmakers to bust down the door and demand selection, whether it’s James Maloney, Nathan Cleary or Luke Brooks (who all played in last night’s Panthers-Tigers match

State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off

Fittler came under fire for his tactics in the game one loss in Brisbane and subsequent selection changes for games two and three.

He was justified in the end but didn’t want to ruin the moment by sticking it to his critics straight after the dramatic 26-20 game three win.

He said: "State of Origin is such a great thing. It’s unbelievably enjoyable.

"It’s so exciting. Everyone gets so engaged with it and we’re all so grateful to be part of it.

"We’ve got to make sure we keep trying to make them the most entertaining games of the year."

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State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
State of Origin: Brad Fittler feared James Tedesco try would be chalked off
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