Matt Moylan has warned James Tedesco not to get too comfortable in the NSW fullback jersey after the Penrith star’s recall to the Blues’ side for State of Origin III.
Origin debutant Tedesco was preferred at fullback for Moylan for Wednesday’s game three.
Moylan only earned a reprieve after Adam Reynolds pulled out due to a shoulder injury.
He will play from the bench at ANZ Stadium as the Blues seek to avoid a series whitewash. However, the Penrith custodian has designs on reclaiming the NSW No.1 jersey.
“Definitely, it is somewhere I play club footy at and it is somewhere I am comfortable at,” Moylan said on Thursday from the Blues’ Coffs Harbour base.
“Obviously, I have played in the first two games and wanted to play in game three but it wasn’t to be.
“I wasn’t expecting to be dropped. But Teddy has been playing some real good footy for the Tigers and he has deserves his opportunity.
“I feel for Adam but, for me personally, it is exciting to be back in camp.
“There have been some highs and lows the last couple of days but I am happy to be back. That is all just a part of footy.”
Both Moylan and Jack Bird trained at first receiver on Thursday for the Blues.
Moylan is set to play a utility role from the bench for the final Origin clash of the year, with Bird joining James Maloney in the Blues’ halves in place of Reynolds.
“I will do enough work at training this week to feel comfortable whenever I am playing,” Moylan said.
“I am used to playing what is in front of me and that is the approach I will take wherever I am playing on Wednesday.”
“I just want to play some footy, a role to provide some ball for the outside men.”