NSW Blues Squad Game 3 – Fantasy Fallout

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Updated: July 4, 2016

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley has made a number of changes to his side for game three as the Blues look to avoid a 3-0 Queensland whitewash of the 2016 State of Origin Series.

In-form Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco’s pushes his way into the team at the expense of Panthers’ fullback Matt Moylan.

Sharks second-rower Wade Graham will also make his first ( Blues appearance after being rubbed out of Game Two through suspension, while Dragons forward Tyson Frizell will start at lock after an impressive debut in Brisbane.

The Blues will host this final match of the series in Sydney on Wednesday night 13 July.

New South Wales Blues Team
1. James Tedesco
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Michael Jennings
4. Josh Dugan
5. Josh Mansour
6. James Maloney
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Aaron Woods
9. Robbie Farah
10. Paul Gallen (c)
11. Wade Graham
12. Josh Jackson
13. Tyson Frizell

Interchange:
14. Jack Bird
15. James Tamou
16. David Klemmer
17. Andrew Fifita

Fantasy Fallout.

James Tedesco’s Blues inclusion will cause chaos for many owners with the Wests Tigers’ fullback se to miss his sides round 18 clash against the Bulldogs. To make matters worse, the Tigers have a round 19 bye which will see Tedesco unavailable for multiple weeks.

Winger Josh Mansour holds his spot despite pressure from in-form Bulldogs back Brett Morris. Morris instantly jumps in value while Mansour’s falls after both had impressive displays in round 17. Blake Ferguson should consider himself lucky by retaining his right-wing spot.

Wade Graham’s selection has put an end to Panthers utility Bryce Cartwright debuting in this year’s series. In a boost for Cartwright owners, they come up against a severely under-strength Sharks side boasting five Blues representatives.

Bulldogs representative stars Josh Jackson and David Klemmer have held their Blues spots with forwards James Graham and Aiden Tolman expected to receive a boost in game-time in round 18.

Many teams will start to clear the decks this week to grab Sharks pairing Paul Gallen and Andrew Fifita following Origin in round 19.

NSW Blues

2016 Bye Planner.

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NSW Blues Game Three – Fantasy Fallout.

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