After New South Wales The Blues Master Brad Fittler criticized “media people” for trying to do so “running the mill” between him and Nicho HynesThe Sharks star has been seen as a part of the inner circle Introduction III.
Hynes was spectacularly dropped from the Blues side after Origin I, following 12 minutes from the bench, replacing Tom Trbojevic in the spot where he had suffered a concussion.
While Fittler and Blues mentor Greg Alexander are being questioned about Hynes’ support, the Sharks halfback is part of the support team, as reported by Nine’s Danny Weidler.
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“Those who are trying to drive a ‘wedge’ line between coach Brad Fittler and the rest of the players will not want to hear this. Nicho Hynes leads a group of players including Nathan (Cleary), Junior Paulo, Tommy T (Trbojevic), Api (Koroisau) and Hudson Young that support the Blues tonight,” Weidler wrote.and
Paul and Young were both beaten by Fittler for Origin III after featuring in the opening two games.
Cleary, Trbojevic and Koroisau were all injured throughout the game and missed three games.
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Fittler revealed nine days ago on Nine’s 100% Feet that he had talked to Hynes since he was fired.
“I spoke to Nicho after Cronulla (beating the Dragons), he was amazing,” he said.
“The thing with Nicho at the moment is he’s playing full back for the Sharks and he likes to play on the right, then Mitchell Moses is the full back and he plays on the right and you have someone like Cody. Walker who’s five and eight and he plays on the other side, so that’s better.
“Because Nicho is doing a very good job right now and outside the field, it seems like an easy target for many people in the media to review and want to force a decision, and it seems like they want to drive the border between Nicho and me.
“Nicho and I have a good understanding of the situation at the moment, I respect what he is doing for the Sharks and he is doing a great job, so if he continues he will force himself into the team somewhere.”
Former Blues coach Phil Gould also revealed that injured and down players were in the Blues’ dining room.
NSW and Queensland have both named unchanged sides for Origin III, although Reece Robson and Damien Cook are rumored to be swapped, along with Clint Gutherson using the bench and reserve Spencer Leniu.
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