Rugby League 2022 State Of Origin 3

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NSW Blues Game III confirmed team​

1. James Tedesco (c)
2. Brian To'o
3. Matt Burton
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Daniel Tupou
6. Jarome Luai
7. Nathan Cleary

8. Jordan McLean
9. Api Koroisau
10. Jake Trbojevic
11. Cameron Murray
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

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14. Damien Cook
15. Angus Crichton
16. Junior Paulo
17. Siosifa Talakai

Extended squad: Jack Wighton, Nicho Hynes, Clint Gutherson, Jacob Saifiti, Reece Robson

Payne Haas (ankle/shoulder) is expected to be ruled out of the decider, with Cowboys prop Jordan McLean named to replace him in the front-row.

Latrell Mitchell returned from injury in Round 16 for the Rabbitohs but has dropped out.
 
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Arrow selected for QLD in Game 3: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2022/07/04/arrow-selected-for-qld-in-game-three/

Murray and Cook called up for Blues in Origin decider: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2022/07/04/murray-and-cook-called-up-for-blues-in-origin-decider/

Congrats to all three of our lads being selected once again!! Gonna be a great decider hopefully as both teams are mostly unchanged, the changes that have been made are because of injury and those changes are justified.

Billy Slater chats Origin 3 selections: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/07/04/billy-slater-chats-origin-iii-selections/

Origin teams winners and losers: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/8f750f976a588523dc2fdb40ea47ad35

Latrell's huge Origin call would never happen in Queensland - Hoops: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...i/news-story/5d4a82cea6c9ef43110082d075be1c32

Big Latrell question that will go unanswered: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/latrel...n-column/59328c37-921f-4bf7-915a-811e82c6353f
 
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Barefoot Blues draw inspiration from 'life changing' Lismore visit: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/07/06...inspiration-from-life-changing-lismore-visit/

Freddy was ridiculed for 'not being able to coach.' Now he stands on the brink of Origin immortality: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...y/news-story/8ce8351dc708f3b1e03f6541f8bf638a

Origin icon's key to NSW ending 17-year drought: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...xclusive/9f66246c-5a3e-4884-a5af-47a878346aff

QLD champions ominous call as decider looms: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...xclusive/01befad0-00d9-44b2-90a5-b5931987e6aa

Origin on alert as Blues player tests positive: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/news-2...f-origin/fab7bf67-7b49-41ea-a809-6e620952ce41
 

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From Sporting News,

Latrell Mitchell explains Origin decision as captaincy debut awaits

Latrell Mitchell has explained his decision to rule himself out of the State of Origin decider, as his captaincy debut for South Sydney awaits.

The 25-year-old returned for the Rabbitohs in Round 16 after a lengthy layoff due to hamstring and knee issues, playing a starring role in their 30-12 victory.

Latrell would then shock the rugby league world when he announced he would not take part in the Origin decider, despite the fact he was almost certainly going to factor into the plans of NSW coach Brad Fittler.

Speaking on SEN's The Captain's Run, Latrell explained his decision in depth and is looking forward to seeing the incumbent centres bring home the shield.

“It was definitely a hard decision,” he said.

“I love the game of Origin...I just didn't want to put myself in there to compromise what I’ve recently done in America.

“It was a hard decision, I wanted to be in there representing the Blues. You’ve got to be all in, I just thought for me I had to get back in the club and get on top of it.

“I shut the headlines down, it was the hardest decision I ever had to make, I really wanted to play - but I had to think about Latrell Mitchell, is he going to play the rest of the season if he plays Origin?

"Or I could just sit out, let the boys do what they’re doing and let (Matt) Burton, Jackie (Wighton) and (Stephen) Crichton do what they do.

“That’s me, and that’s why.”

Latrell's absence in the series opener was noticeable, and while the Blues did bounce back in Game Two, they would much rather have the hulking centre on the field than off it.

But according to Latrell, his body is still not up to playing a gruelling Origin clash and he admitted he didn't want to let the Blues players and fans down.

“When you put that jersey on you want to be out there with your brothers and not let anyone down,” he said.

“That’s the type of person I am, to have that type of character like a Boyd Cordner, a leader who knew when it was time you had to give in that you had to.

“You didn’t want to let your team down or your state down given how hard you worked for it. I thought I would’ve been able to get myself mentally prepared but physically I didn’t think I could get there.

“It was a long decision...I knew I still wasn’t 100 per cent.”

Latrell will instead line up for the Bunnies in Round 17, as they look to keep themselves in the top-eight heading into the business end of the NRL season.

And with Cameron Murray away on rep duties with NSW, Latrell will wear the captain's armband for the first time in his career.

“That’s up there with grand finals for me," he said.

“I’ve never captained anything, in any sport, my whole life. That’s a big thing, I spoke to the coach, he rang me and I was jumping around.

“It was so important for me to have this role, I know that I’ve had this responsibility chucked onto me but I’ve grown into it.

“To be able to named to have the ‘C’ next to my name, Cam Murray is a great leader, he leads by actions, he leads by example he does all the one-percenters and does everything right.

“I’m just happy to be there beside him, helping him out having that role. It’s such a privilege to hold this role at such a foundation club.

“I hold it up there as one of my greatest achievements and I can’t wait for tomorrow night.”