Good news for New South Wales Blues: He is back

Good news for Blues as stars begin race for recall

Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards and Knights centre Bradman Best will be looking to make their way into the Blues side for Origin Two after being named to return from injuries in Round 15.

After a quad injury denied Edwards the chance to make his Origin debut in last week’s series opener, the 28-year-old will be desperate to prove his fitness after being named in Penrith’s Round 15 clash against the Knights.

The three-time Premiership winner was handed first shot at fullback by coach Michael Maguire, however, was ruled out four days prior to the match with former Blues skipper James Tedesco called into replace the gun number one.

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In another sigh of relief for Blues fans, Panthers teammate Liam Martin is a chance of making a comeback from an ankle injury that ruled him out of Sunday’s victory over Manly after being included in the wider reserves.

Fellow Blues hopeful Best is set return from a hamstring injury in the Sunday afternoon match with the 2023 NSW debutant well in contention after Joseph Suaalii was handed a four-match suspension for a Reckless High Tackle on Reece Walsh.

With Latrell Mitchell also a contender to fill the vacant centre position after his starring performance for South Sydney on Saturday, Best will have 80-minutes to prove he’s the man to help keep the Blues’ series alive before Maguire selects his side following the Sunday afternoon clash.

In another big boost for the Blues, Rabbitohs skipper Cameron Murray has been named to return this week from the hip injury that has sidelined him since Round 9, putting him in conversations for Game Two also.

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