Farah trains with Blues ahead of Origin

Robbie Farah has trained with NSW for the first time since suffering a hand injury last weekend.

Farah took part in the Blues’ training session at their Coffs Harbour base on Saturday as they ramped up their preparation for State of Origin III.

The injured Blues rake participated in a ballwork session with his teammates but was not expected to take part in the contact session scheduled for the second part of the day.

Farah’s back-up Mick Ennis also trained.

Ennis trained at dummy half for the majority of the brief period media were allowed to view, in a group that contained Blues halves Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson.

Farah was sporting a small bandage on his right hand which was operated on, on Tuesday. He was able to grip the ball and pass easily but he spent his time in a separate group from Ennis, primarily slotting in at first receiver.

Farah flew to Coffs Harbour on Wednesday night, but didn’t train with the Blues on Thursday. The team had a day off on Friday.

The Wests Tigers skipper remains a 50/50 proposition to play in the Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, after fracturing his hand in Wests Tigers loss to Penrith at Leichhardt Oval last Sunday.

Ennis will step in if Farah is unavailable with a decision likely to be made by coach Laurie Daley on Tuesday.

Alex McKinnon was a special guest of the Blues at Tuesday’s session.

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