Note: Jarryd Hayne, Paul Gallen and Josh Renynolds were replaced by James McManus, Aaron Woods and Boyd Cordner respectively.
The New South Wales Rugby League has named a 20 man squad heading into State Of Origin game three.
After getting smashed in the second game there have been a coupl of slight changes to the Blues lineup.
Josh Dugan has kept his place at fullback with Jarryd Hayne named on the wing. James Tamou’s has also come back into the side after his suspension for drink driving.
The New South Wales lineup for game three of the 2013 State Of Origin series is:
NSW State Of Origin Team – Game Three
1. Josh Dugan
2. Brett Morris
3. Michael Jennings
4. Josh Morris
5. Jarryd Hayne (Replaced by James McManus due to injury)
6. James Maloney
7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Paul Gallen (Replaced by Aaron Woods due to injury)
9. Robbie Farah (C)
10. James Tamou
11. Ryan Hoffman
12. Luke Lewis
13. Greg Bird
14. Josh Reynolds (Replaced by Boyd Cordner)
15. Andrew Fifita
16. Trent Merrin
17. Anthony Watmough
18. Aaron Woods
19. James McManus
20. Boyd Cordner
I’m surprised they are going with Dugan at fullback. I’d have dropped him for Hayne in a second. My guess is Hayne is still struggling to overcome that hamstring injury and its easier to replace him as a winger rather than fullback. This way they can play for Dugan to play halfback without any uncertainty.
I thought Boyd Cordner would go close to selection. His form over the last month has been fantastic. I wouldn’t be shocked if he actually came into the side.
Overall, its hard to argue with any of the selections made.
So looking at this lineup, do you think they can do it? Can they get the job done?
Lets vote on it:
As a New South Wales supporter I’m slightly confident going into game three!
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