Sport Klemmer is NSW key for Origin III: Fittler

22:31  10 july  2018
22:31  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Fittler defends live Origin interview

  Fittler defends live Origin interview NSW coach Brad Fittler has dismissed suggestions his live interview during State of Origin III proved a distraction.NSW coach Brad Fittler has brushed aside criticism of his decision to do a live television interview during NSW's State of Origin III loss, reiterating his promise be accessible to the media.

State of Origin III , Queensland v NSW , Wednesday, 8pm, Suncorp Stadium. After years of over-complicating things, the low- key approach that Brad Fittler has adopted has Tom Trbojevic, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 James Roberts, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 James Maloney, 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 David Klemmer

As phone calls and text messages bounced around the universe on Sunday as speculation about who would be in Brad Fittler ’s NSW Origin side turned reporters inside out and then into human pretzels, David Klemmer was in the middle of ANZ Stadium showing why he should be.

  Klemmer is NSW key for Origin III: Fittler © AAP NSW enforcer David Klemmer is the key for game three of the State of Origin series, Blues coach Brad Fittler says.

The Blues will attempt to become just the eighth team in Origin history to complete a series whitewash when they face Queensland in the final match of the series at Suncorp Stadium.

And Fittler has identified forward pack leader Klemmer as the critical piece to a third consecutive win on Wednesday night.

The rookie coach said he had enjoyed watching the Canterbury star go from possible omission to one of the pillars of their series victory over the past two months.

Klemmer had gone within a whisker of being overlooked for the series opener behind Gold Coast forward Ryan James, only to produce a defining performance for the Bulldogs.

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Brad Fittler giveth, Brad Fittler taketh away.Source:News Corp Australia. 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard. 9. Damien Cook. 10. David Klemmer . 11. Boyd Cordner (capt). Blues can create new history in Origin III .

Brad Fittler reveals historic NSW State of Origin team. James Maloney, Boyd Cordner and David Klemmer as the most experienced men in the Blues lineup this year with nine games each to their name.

"I've enjoyed watching Klem go from a couple of weeks prior to Origin, quite doubtful he might've even been in the team, to his form back at Canterbury has been fantastic," Fittler said.

Now Klemmer has emerged as arguably the leader of the Blues pack, with his average of 110 metres only behind captain Boyd Cordner.

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  Fittler, Walters back Perth NRL expansion NSW and Queensland will lock horns in Perth for the first time next year when the second State of Origin game is played at Optus Stadium.Rival State of Origin coaches Brad Fittler and Kevin Walters says the time is right for Perth to get an NRL side of their own.

Brad Fittler selects Tariq Sims for Origin III , Matt Prior dropped from squad. 8. David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs). 9. Damien Cook ( South Sydney Rabbitohs). 10. Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons).

As phone calls and text messages bounced around the universe on Sunday as speculation about who would be in Brad Fittler ’s NSW Origin side turned reporters inside out and then into human pretzels, David Klemmer was in the middle of ANZ Stadium showing why he should be.

A current Kangaroos incumbent, Klemmer has proven one of the Blues' key men.

"I've really enjoyed watching Klem just improve and getting the most out of himself. He's the man we've got up the front, he's our most experienced player just about," Fittler said.

"I look forward to watching him (on Wednesday night)."

Fittler also pinpointed the final ten minutes of their game-two win in Sydney as the period when the Blues claimed a series victory over the Maroons.

With centre James Roberts in the sin bin, NSW withstood a barrage of Maroons raids on their tryline to record one of their most famous victories in recent memory.

"They don't hold that that last 10 minutes coming up to seal the series, then we're actually saying we could've overdone it," Fittler said.

"The fact is they did it. It was their effort. Their effort has shown that you can do it if you focus and concentrate on the right things, don't get distracted..

"It's been a huge effort by them. That's the important thing. It was all effort. There wasn't much in what we did with the tries, but effort. So it all comes down to the team."

Fittler says veteran Smith was scared of his baby Blues .
Brad Fittler has suggested Cameron Smith may have retired from Origin because the thought of stopping 11 younger, faster debutants was simply too much. Fittler is not about to let the Maroons' awful run of luck, including mass retirements and injuries, detract from his maiden Origin triumph.If anything, the Blues coach believes, Queensland "have fallen behind somewhere".And his comments about Smith will not be missed north of the border, especially with the future Immortal to be given a rock star reception at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night.

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