Former NSW representative Matty Johns does not believe Eels star Blake Ferguson has a spot in the Blues Origin team.
Ferguson has dominated the start of the season and is on a mission to to return to Brad Fittler’s team after being snubbed last year.
The 29-year old skipped a Blues training camp at the end of last season to train with the Eels but is determined to return to the Origin stage.
However, Johns is not so sure.
“Blake Ferguson has come out and said he wants back in and wants another crack for NSW and he’s playing great football,” he told The Matty Johns podcast.
“But at the moment you’ve got Tom Trbojevic who is just about first picked, Josh Addo-Carr who is playing great football and Tedesco who is just on fire.
“So really there is no spot for him at the moment. If you were picking it tomorrow is there a spot for Ferguson?”
Fox Sports’ James Hooper believes the only way Ferguson could force his way into the Blues team is if via injuries.
“The only way that Ferguson gets in is if there is an injury,” Hooper told Fox Sports.
“As much as they are saying publicly that Ferguson’s cards haven’t been marked, the thing that I love about Freddy is that he says publicly that he takes everything into account.
“So Ferguson does have a couple of marks next to his name over the years.”