Wing Josh Morris returns to NSW for Origin III

Last updated 15:34 01/07/2014
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BACK IN BLUE: Josh Morris will play State of Origin III for New South Wales.

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NSW game one hero Josh Morris has been recalled to the Blues side as one of three changes to the side chasing a three-nil series clean sweep next Wednesday in Brisbane.

Morris comes into the side in place of injured centre Michael Jennings while Boyd Cordner and James McManus will feature for the first time this series in place of the injured Will Hopoate and suspended Anthony Watmough.

Cordner will start on the interchange bench while McManus will play on the right wing. Morris hasn't played since game one.

"It feels surreal given that State of Origin tends to go down to the last game of the series," Blues coach Laurie Daley said. "To have it wrapped up is a significant achievement."

Phil Gould's 1996 outfit were the last Blues side to beat Queensland twice in Brisbane, a decade after Ron Willey's side became the first.

NSW haven't whitewashed Queensland since 2000

"For us it's about moving forward and concentrating on game three.

"There are different changes to the team. The guys are all keen to do well and hopefully we'll prepare as well as we did in game one and two."

Blues team: Jarryd Hayne, James McManus, Josh Dugan, Josh Morris, Daniel Tupou, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Paul Gallen, Robbie Farah, Aaron Woods, Beau Scott, Ryan Hoffman, Greg Bird. Interchange: Trent Merrin, Boyd Cordner, James Tamou, Luke Lewis 

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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