Boyd Cordner has been cleared to line up for the NSW VB Blues in Game Two of the series next Wednesday, and will take part in all training sessions as usual.
He cites a small knee injury as well as work overload as the reason to sitting out of the
Sydney Roosters’ game against the Wests Tigers on the weekend, stating if the club needed him to play then he would have done so.
“The knee is alright, it was niggling a bit but if I had to play on Sunday I would have been sweet too,” Cordner tells NSWRL.com.au.
“Looking long term, especially for the Roosters as well, we thought it might have been best to rest that game.
“It came down to overload, the body is feeling alright and I’ll be getting into the week as normal.”
Cordner starred for the VB Blues in Game One, which had one of the quickest and stoppage-free first halves in Rugby League history.
Despite this, he backed up for the Roosters four days later against the Brisbane Broncos, and scored two tries in what was yet another massive individual performance.
Cordner, along with his teammates, prides himself on backing up for his clubs just days after the brutality of State of Origin.
“It was some of the quickest footy I’ve had to play, there wasn’t any mistakes and it was a lot of live-ball footy,” Cordner says.
“I suppose it would’ve been good to watch because it was tough out there for sure.”
As an Origin player that’s what you do and pride yourself on, backing up well for your club and it was a very important game for us against the Broncos that we needed to win and it was good to get the win.”