NSW has named fullback James Tedesco as Boyd Cordner’s vice-captain for the remainder of the State of Origin series.
Blues coach Brad Fittler wants a designated skipper on the park if Cordner needs time to rest in game two, and the Roosters’ fullback is thrilled to be handed the new position.
“I feel privileged every time I pull on the blue jumper for NSW and it’s a tremendous honour to represent your state and all the fans who support us,” Tedesco told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I’m very humbled to have been selected as vice-captain as there are so many champion players to choose from in our team.
“I’ll be doing everything I can to support my captain Boyd Cordner and lead by example to ensure the shield remains in NSW.”