Hindmarsh wants Farah and Pearce in his Blues team for Origin I

He is behind Damien Cook on the depth chart at the South Sydney Rabbitohs but New South Wales legend Nathan Hindmarsh believes veteran Robbie Farah has done enough to keep his hooking role for the Blues in State of Origin I.

Writing for foxsports.com.au, Hindmarsh said Nathan Peats was close but not close enough.

“The hooker position I think is one of the toughest spots to fill for Laurie Daley and I think he’s best served sticking with what he knows rather than rolling the dice on such an important position,” Hindmarsh said.

“Nathan Peats is very close but I haven’t quite been convinced yet in what’s been an injury interrupted season for him. Farah has his detractors but I think he’s done enough to keep his spot.”

Hindmarsh also selected Mitchell Pearce as his halfback.

“The obvious talking point in this combination is Pearce and his failure to win an Origin series in a 15-game career for NSW but I think he’s got over most of his demons and he’s just now coming into the best years of his career, so if the Blues lose this series I don’t think he’ll be the player we’re pointing the finger at.”


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