There’s a different feel to Origin this year. Having the series at the end of the year makes for a different preparation: getting into camp nice and early, having a chance to get the body going again while the boys from different clubs filter into the squad, then working more specifically on our gameplan. …
Blues skipper Boyd Cordner was a kid watching from the couch last time NSW managed to defend an Origin series win. A play from one Blues legend has stayed with him for 16 years.
At age three, Boyd Cordner followed his dad out for a road run. He lasted nearly 5km. Not long after, he suffered the tragic loss of his mum, which will still be in his heart and mind after tonight's grand final.
My reaction to Gus Gould saying he wouldn’t pick me for State of Origin? If you want everyone to like you, go and sell ice creams. Brad Fittler had my back and this NSW Blues team has a big opportunity.