Moylan's Mind Not Set on Origin
He's the last NSW five-eighth to have won at ANZ Stadium, but Cronulla Sharks No.6 Matt Moylan is distancing himself from the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues fold, Game One of the 2018 series now under a month away.
Pairing with fellow half James Maloney in the NSW outfit to trump Queensland 18-14 in Origin III, 2016, Moylan featured only as a member of the Blues' extended squad last season.
The 26-year-old, three-time NSW representative says a re-call to the Blues' best 17 isn't his focus ahead of his side's Round 10 clash with the Canberra Raiders.
"It's always the goal, but I think I've got to be playing at bit better footy (down) here (with the Sharks)," Moylan says of his State of Origin hopes.
"That's the focus ... I've just got to find consistency in my form. If [Origin] comes off the back of that, I'd obviously grab it with both hands.
"But I'm not looking forward to or at [Origin], I'm just trying to play good footy here ... I still think there's a way to go, I've got to improve at a lot of things."
Moylan's last representative outing, somewhat coincidently, was playing at fullback in the Brad Fittler-coached City Origin side which downed Country Origin 20-10 in the concluding Country-City Origin clash in 2017.
"[Positional changes and injury] are obviously a part of footy, but I've just been trying to train hard, and to make sure that I'm ready to go, no matter what position I'm playing," Moylan says.
"There's a couple of errors that I'm making throughout the games, there's some stuff I've got to tidy up.
"I'm working on that."