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Moylan in line to replace injured Reynolds

  • Moylan in line to replace injured Reynolds

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Matt Moylan of the Blues looks dejected during game two of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Penrith full back Matt Moylan says that Matt Moylan's inclusion back into the side for Origin III side was a no-brainer according to Laurie Daley, following the omission of South Sydney's Adam Reynolds due to injury.

Daley added that Moylan didn't deserve to be dropped in the first place and was convinced the Panthers skipper deserved a recall.

Moylan was originally replaced by Wests Tigers star James Tedesco at the full-back position but now Daley's dilemma is who does he play in the five-eighth position. Jack Bird or Matt Moylan?

"Given he has been here and is an Origin player he's [the obvious choice]. Unfortunately we had to make the tough call of leaving Matt out of Game Three because James's form was irresistible," Daley said. 

"But it gives us the opportunity to bring him back in a utility sort of role. Matty will be looking at this as a second opportunity and he'll be keen. He didn't deserve to be dropped, it was just someone else was playing better."

Daley also added that they considered bringing in troubled Roosters star Mitchell Pearce but the NSW coach didn't want to add any pressure to him after playing just the one match since returning from injury.

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