Injured Farah named for Blues

Robbie Farah has been named in the NSW side for State of Origin III despite suffering a fractured hand last weekend.

Farah injured his hand in Wests Tigers’ loss to Penrith on Sunday and is facing a race against the clock to be fit for the Origin decider in Brisbane on Wednesday week.

Blues coach Laurie Daley on Tuesday named the same 17 that won game two at the MCG two weeks ago.

Josh Reynolds and Ryan Hinchcliffe were not named in the team, but will travel to the Blues’ Coffs Harbour base on Tuesday afternoon as shadow players and cover for Farah.

NSW: Josh Dugan, Will Hopoate, Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Brett Morris, Mitchell Pearce, Trent Hodkinson, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Beau Scott, Ryan Hoffman, Paul Gallen (capt). Interchange: Trent Merrin, Boyd Cordner, David Klemmer, Josh Jackson.

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