World News – AU – Wighton takes on Keary in Blues audition Joey picked one as the best No6 in the game


Blues legend Andrew Johns believes Raiders star Jack Wighton is the best No6 in the game and will push hard for the five-eighth NSW role for the State of Origin series

Blues legend Andrew Johns believes Raiders star Jack Wighton is the best6 in the game and will push hard for the five-eighth NSW role for the State of Origin series

His semi-final opponent Supreme Roosters Luke Keary appeared to be leading the race for the Blues No6 jersey halfway through the year but faced increasing pressure from the Rabbitoh star , Cody Walker and Wighton, before the final

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« He’s the best five-eighth in the competition, » Johns told Wide World of Sports’ Freddy and The Highth

« He really is such a threat and right now he has a presence going for him, a presence on the pitch that is just absolute superstar quality

« He has such a big impact, his passing game is improved but when he throws the ball – and he was in everything the other night (final win over Sharks), making some big tackles

« I think right now he’s one of the top three players in the game and in the photo finish, he’s just ahead of Cody Walker at the moment in five eighths »

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Where Wighton plays might come down to the strength of the Blues’ cross options, as he is an outgoing right-center and his 2019 partner Tom Trbojevic, Latrell Mitchell and Kotoni Staggs are on the sidelines

However, if everyone was in good shape it would be difficult to argue against Wighton playing away from Nathan Cleary at half time

Blues coach Brad Fittler backed Johns’ sentiments and went even further by comparing Wighton to Canberra and NSW legend Laurie Daley

« Laurie Daley they run a little different, Laurie just had this beautiful – he could move with his body – while Jack is a little straighter

« But they have this ability, they beat you before they even got near you – they just knew they were going to beat you

« So they would only push you away before they think about the next player they were going to beat

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« He was planning to fight you because you were already gone because he just wanted to push you away

The Blues will name their final team for the State of Origin series on October 27 to prepare for the first game on November 4

Originally posted as Wighton takes on Keary’s audition in the blues Joey chose one as the best No6 in the game

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World News – UA – Wighton takes on Keary In Blues Audition Joey Picked One As The Best No6 In The Game


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