The resumption of NRL is almost getting close to Australian rugby fans and rugby league fans around the Australia are itching at with all the prospect of watching their beloved team NSW Blues in action once more against QLD.
While the scheduled plan of State of Origin on May 28 restart is still on, we at Australia thought that we would get the crystal ball out to see who will be lining up for New South Wales in the end of season State of Origin 2020 live three match series in Australia.
The Blues will be looking to take the State of Origin shield at home for the third straight back to back years at any cost needed.
With potential form slumps as well as Pending injuries, here are the name of 17 man who could be the part of the squads we expect will line up for their states in 2020.
NSW Blues Team Predicted Squad for State of Origin 2020 Series
Fullback of the team
The best player in 2019 was James Tedesco also he is the integral part of the success of NSW Blue team. Therefore, without use of any brainwork we could say that James Tedesco will be the automatic first man to picked for the team.
Wingers of the team
Blake Ferguson and Josh Addo-Carr
Both of them were the speedster and terrific for NSW in the 2019 series. They carried their form over the remaining year for their clubs, too. So, both Josh Addo-Carr and Blake Ferguson deserve the position of Wingers of the NSW Blues team in this 2020 series.
Centres of the team
Jack Wighton and Tom Trbojevic
Jack Wighton and Tommy Turbo were a devastating pare in the centers position for NSW Blues last year (2019) and they were the key factors in their respective clubs’ who charge to the finals.
Halves of the team
Nathan Cleary and Mitchell Moses
The departure of James Maloney has opened up a spot for Nathan Cleary in the Halves position of NSW Blues team squad. It’s a total tossup between Mitchell Moses who is the reigning Dally M Halfback of the Year and Luke Keary who is the dual premiership-winning playmaker. The added size and The individual form of Mitchell Moses gives him a slight edge.
Props of the team
Payne Haas and David Klemmer
Regardless of club form, David Klemmer always lifts for State of Origin 2020 and his big game presence is very much vital. Payne Haas got a taste of State of Origin in his rookie season in last 2019 year and the form of reigning Dally M Prop of the Year sees that Payne Haas edge out the likes of Dragons enforcer Paul Vaughan and Knights star Daniel Saifiti.
Hooker of the team
Damien Cook is one of the NSW Blues’ best over the past two State of Origin campaigns and up there with Englishman Josh Hodgson and Cam Smith as the premier hookers of the game. Therefore, Damien Cook is an easy pick for NSW.
Second-rowers of the team
Cameron Murray and Boyd Cordner
The captain of Kangaroos and NSW Blues who is Boyd Cordner would almost be the first name on Brad Fittler’s team sheet who is NSW coach. Taking his place alongside the skipper is Cameron Murray, whose brilliance off the bench for the NSW Blues team in last 2019 series victory which is carried over to the Rabbitohs, where Cameron Murray was named Dally M Lock of the Year.
Lock of the team
Incumbent Kangaroos and NSW Blues lock Jake Trbojevic is another selection and that will give a few headaches to Fittler. Jake Trbojevic the elder who is an absolute war horse and a tackling machine is tailor made for representative footy for the team.
Interchange of the team
Dale Finucane, Wade Graham, Ryan Matterson and Tyson Frizell
All these four players can do the hard work for NSW Blues. They are the powerful and big, yet versatile and mobile bench has worked for NSW Blues the last two State of Origin campaigns while covering a very big range of position.
The Final Predicted NSW Blues Squad
- James Tedesco
- Josh Addo-Carr
- Jack Wighton
- Tom Trbojevic
- Blake Ferguson
- Mitch Moses
- Nathan Cleary
- David Klemmer
- Damien Cook
- Payne Haas
- Cam Murray
- Boyd Cordner (c)
- Jake Trbojevic
INTERCHANGE: Ryan Matterson, Wade Graham, Dale Finucane and Tyson Frizell