NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley has today confirmed what fans wanted to hear: captain Boyd Cordner will play Game Three of the Holden State of Origin series.
Speaking immediately after this morning's Captain's Run at Cbus Super Stadium, Daley explained that he had been impressed with Cordner's recovery from a troublesome calf injury - and while he might not play his usual 80 minutes, he would line up again tomorrow night.
"He'll definitely play. I just walked off the training paddock and he's good to go. Everyone's right," Daley said. "We've just had the medical staff go through everyone. We'll be 1-17.
"I think if (Cordner) played half a game, that'd be great for us. But he's going in with all the intentions of playing 80. Whether he gets through 80 or not in terms of fitness, that'll be yet to be decided."
Daley also summed up his side's preparations ahead of the blockbuster decider tomorrow night - view the full interview in the video above.