Game of waiting is over and build-up to State of Origin begins.
Canterbury Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds has been handed the final place in the NSW Blues side for State of Origin one ending days of speculation.
NSW coach Laurie Daley originally chose Newcastle skipper Kurt Gildley for the number 17 jumper, saying his versatility would come in handy.
But after Gidley was ruled out with a calf-tear, Reynolds and South Sydney’s John Sutton were called into camp, with the Bulldogs playmaker edging the in-form Rabbtiohs star.
The announcement of the news however did not go off without a hitch, with NSW Rugby League sending out a Tweet saying Sutton had in fact been named.
“The NSWRL would like to apologise for a miscommunication that incorrectly named John Sutton as the 17th man for the NSW VB Blues, ” the statement read.
“Members of the media team read news reports that John had been selected and, with the need to be timely on social media, tweeted the incorrect information.
“Once again, we would like to apologise to John and his family, NSW VB Blues fans, and South Sydney fans for our error.”
The error was quickly corrected with Daley saying he liked what he saw from Reynolds in a ball-work session just before his decision.
“He can play as a hooker, he can play as a half. He’s a competitive player and I think he’s suited to Origin,” Daley said.
NSW will be looking to break Queensland’s seven year stranglehold on the trophy, in what is one of the pinnacles of the NRL calender every year.