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Origin Revelations: Fittler's Homage to Edwards Amidst Madge's Unexpected Selections

  • Sport
  • Monday, 27 May 2024 16:15

In a twist that caught many by surprise, Brad Fittler lauded Dylan Edwards' elevation to the fullback position over former skipper James Tedesco. Reflecting on his successor Michael Maguire's bold selections for the State of Origin team, Fittler expressed admiration for Edwards' rise to prominence after years of stellar performances for the Panthers. Despite Tedesco's legacy as a stalwart for the Blues during Fittler's tenure, the outgoing coach acknowledged Edwards' merit in seizing the opportunity.

He hasn't been handed that jersey; he's truly earned it," Fittler commended during Nine's NRL coverage. "So congratulations to Dylan Edwards. There are some surprises. (Joseph) Suaalii is a surprise to me. Spencer Leniu, I believe, will excel, though his inclusion is unexpected. (Haumole) Olakau'atu has rightfully earned his spot. (Cam) McInnes, once again, exudes Origin qualities. However, starting ahead of Isaah Yeo, there's a plethora of new faces.

Fittler's assessment underscores the dynamic nature of Origin selection under a new coach, affirming the deserving nature of each player's inclusion. As the stage is set for fresh talent to make their mark, Fittler extends his well wishes to the incoming squad, heralding a new era for NSW Origin rugby league.

In a twist that caught many by surprise, Brad Fittler lauded Dylan Edwards' elevation to the fullback position over former skipper James Tedesco. Reflecting on his successor Michael Maguire's bold selections for the State of Origin team, Fittler expressed admiration for Edwards' rise to prominence after years of stellar performances for the Panthers. Despite Tedesco's legacy as a stalwart for the Blues during Fittler's tenure, the outgoing coach acknowledged Edwards' merit in seizing the opportunity.

He hasn't been handed that jersey; he's truly earned it," Fittler commended during Nine's NRL coverage. "So congratulations to Dylan Edwards. There are some surprises. (Joseph) Suaalii is a surprise to me. Spencer Leniu, I believe, will excel, though his inclusion is unexpected. (Haumole) Olakau'atu has rightfully earned his spot. (Cam) McInnes, once again, exudes Origin qualities. However, starting ahead of Isaah Yeo, there's a plethora of new faces.

Fittler's assessment underscores the dynamic nature of Origin selection under a new coach, affirming the deserving nature of each player's inclusion. As the stage is set for fresh talent to make their mark, Fittler extends his well wishes to the incoming squad, heralding a new era for NSW Origin rugby league.