The Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues have called Mitchell Pearce into camp for the Holden State of Origin Series decider after halfback Nathan Cleary today succumbed to an ankle injury.
Cleary suffered the injury in Game Two in Perth but had been working around the clock to take his place in the team for Game Three at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday July 10.
Pearce, who has played 18 games for NSW with his last appearance in 2017, will arrive in camp tonight and will join the team for training at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence on Thursday 4 July.
Newcastle Knights prop David Klemmer has been recalled to the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues and will join the team in camp at Bondi today (Wednesday 3 July) for the 2019 Holden State of Origin Game Three Series-decider at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in a week.
Klemmer, who broke his wrist in Game One and was ruled out of Game Two, comes back in place of Tariq Sims, whose bid to beat a dangerous contact charge failed at the NRL Judiciary on Tuesday night (2 July).
The Blues have a day off today with Klemmer joining the team in time for their first field session at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday 4 July.