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Cordner rules himself out of Origin Series

Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues captain Boyd Cordner has today ruled himself out of the 2020 Ampol State of Origin Series. 

"As hard as it was, it is the right call based on the fact that I have had a few knocks this year," said Cordner, 28.

"I feel really good after Wednesday's game; I've pulled up fine. I have no concerns about the knock in Game One. I passed the HIA test and was happy to return to the field. 

"The decision is more precautionary than anything. It has been a big year and now I can just rest up and relax with a good break coming up. I will be leaving camp today." 

NSW Rugby League Chief Executive David Trodden said the organisation and everyone involved with the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues were fully supportive of Cordner's decision to miss the remaining two games of the Origin series.

"The welfare of our players is always of the utmost importance in our minds," Trodden said. 

"Boyd's decision after consulting with team doctor Nathan Gibbs and coach Brad Fittler, is the appropriate one and we fully support him and wish him a restful off-season."