Ennis and Kurt Gidley in line for Blues

Michael Ennis

Michael Ennis and Kurt Gidley are the favourites to replace injured Robbie Farah as NSW hooker if he’s unfit for State of Origin I on May 28.

While the two hookers with Origin experience are the obvious contenders for Farah's No. 9 jersey, News Limited understands selectors are also considering two bolters for the position — Parramatta’s Nathan Peats and Canterbury’s Josh Reynolds.

In-form Reynolds is also among the candidates for the five-eighth spot but his versatility means he could be used as a dummy half.

NSW coach Laurie Daley would not be drawn on the hooking role but it is understood Ennis, Gidley, Peats and Reynolds will fight out for the role.

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