NSW’s State of Origin selection in chaos with Queensland clear-cut favourites | Nick Tedeschi

13 May 2024 05:36
With Nathan Cleary ruled out through injury, uncertainty clouds the Blues’ spine while the Maroons are far more settledMichael Maguire’s inaugural campaign as New South Wales head coach was always going to throw up some selection headaches, but hamstring injuries to stars Nathan Cleary and Tom Trbojevic have thrown the team into chaos ahead of the State of Origin series opener.Cleary was one of the few certainties in Maguire’s first Origin team but after sustaining his third hamstring injury in 12 months, Penrith are looking to send him overseas for rehab that would rule him out for an extended period. With the five-eighth position wide open, Maguire must now settle on a new halves pairing with question marks over all the contenders. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian