Blues halfback Nathan Cleary fell victim to a facial laceration in the first half of Origin I, needing to be stitched up at half-time, however the star play-maker has been cleared of any serious damage to his cheek.
Cleary sought treatment in the opening stanza but was able to soldier on and play out the rest of the match as New South Wales enjoyed a massive win.
Last nights thrashing by the Blues had us wondering, "what are the biggest margins in Origin history?" 🤔
Penrith has included Api Koroisau in their starting line-up but have named the remainder of their Origin contingent on an extended bench, as Panthers centre Stephen Crichton told NRL.com on Monday he didn’t expect many of those teammates to be available.