Sport NSW Blues Origin stars ready for NRL push

11:28  12 july  2018
11:28  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Nine members of NSW 's State of Origin -winning squad are part of three Sydney teams making the running in the NRL premiership.

NSW ’s State of Origin stars from the NRL ’s top-ranked club have set their sights firmly on adding a premiership to their 2018 series win. Angus Crichton and Damien Cook have both declared they are fit and ready to play for ladder leaders South Sydney against Canterbury on Saturday, while the

NSW Blues© Cameron Spencer/Getty Images NSW Blues The majority of NSW's State of Origin winning squad have declared themselves ready and willing to play for their clubs this weekend as they look to add a premiership to their series success.

NSW teams occupy five of the top six spots on the NRL ladder, with 15 of the 19 Blues used across the series in the playing for cluba in the top six.

It's by far the best season for NSW clubs since the last all-Sydney grand final in 2014, the same year the the Blues last won Origin.

Penrith will rest their Origin trio of James Maloney, Nathan Cleary and Tyrone Peachey against Cronulla on Friday, with Maloney set for scans on an injured foot.

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The NSW forward pack likely won't have quite the same dramatic overhaul as the backline but there will be Campbell-Gillard is widely considered an absolute moral to make his Holden State of Origin debut in the run-on NRL .com verdict: Campbell-Gillard and Klemmer to start, with Vaughan on the bench.

NSW Blues team for State of Origin game one: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Tom Trbojevic, 3. Latrell Mitchell, 4. James Roberts, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. James Maloney, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. David Klemmer 9. Damien Cook, 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11. Boyd Cordner (c), 12.

James Tedesco was unsure if he'd join Sydney Roosters captain Boyd Cordner on the sideline for Sunday night's clash with the Gold Coast, after he admitted he was in need of a rest on Thursday.

Cordner has not been named for the Roosters and is no chance of playing, while Tedesco said he would speak to coach Trent Robinson on Friday about his workload.

That would likely leave centre Latrell Mitchell as the most likely Roosters player to back up.

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With Origin team selections just four weeks away and plenty of spots up for grabs, NRL .com Stats Realistically this is a two-horse race between incumbent James Tedesco and rising star Tom He also has the best effective tackle percentage of any NSW halves candidates other than Nathan Cleary

Blues debutants Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr, Damien Cook, Tyrone Peachey and Paul It was the beginning of the end at his junior club, with salary cap pressure pushing him out of Canberra's Like Vaughan, Addo-Carr moved on to move up. A cherished NRL debut was handed to him at Wests

"I've got to have a bit of a talk to Robbo, I might have a bit of a rest, we've got to go up to the Goldie on Saturday," Tedesco said.

"It's more I haven't really had a rest this year so far. We'll see. The body feels alright. If it's sweet I think I'll play."

Ladder-leading South Sydney pair Damien Cook and Angus Crichton have also both declared themselves fit for Saturday's game with Canterbury.

The Rabbitohs are in the box seat to push for their first minor premiership since 1989, and Crichton expected his rookie Origin series will be a benefit come the finals.

"To play in that kind of atmosphere and the big-game arena will really help me, even with it being very different footy to we play at club level" he said.

Meanwhile second-placed St George Illawarra's five Origin stars - including Queenslander Ben Hunt - also got through the game unscathed.

Paul Vaughan, Tariq Sims and Jack de Belin have each vowed to turn out for their club, although Tyson Frizell's likelihood of playing against Wests Tigers on Sunday is less clear.

McGregor has previously opted to manage the 26-year-old's body through the representative period.

The group will check in for a recovery session on Friday before Dragons' training on Saturday.

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