NSW's decision to opt for four bench forwards in the State of Origin decider has given Daly Cherry-Evans X-factor status on Queensland's interchange, Maroons veteran Justin Hodges says thailand real estate.
Manly halfback Cherry-Evans impressed on Origin debut in game two in Brisbane despite being thrown into the unfamiliar role of backrower.
He threw himself into his work, rattling off 26 tackles in his 23 minute on-field burst.
But Hodges believes Cherry-Evans will be even more valuable in Wednesday night's Origin III in Sydney after Blues coach Laurie Daley cut Bulldogs playmaker Josh Reynolds from his bench.
Reynolds has been relegated to 18th man by Daley, paving the way for debutant Boyd Cordner to slot onto an all-forward bench that also features Andrew Fifita, Anthony Watmough and Trent Merrin iphone cases for 5.
"He's got pace, footwork and ball skills. Probably late in the first and second half when the forwards get a bit tired he can come in and bring that X-factor for us," Hodges said of Cherry-Evans.
Fellow Queensland veteran Brent Tate agreed Cherry-Evans provided their side an extra dimension.
"He was thrown in the middle in the second game and I thought he handled it well. He's a class act," Tate said of the 24-year-old.
"He is such a talented kid that he brings a whole new dimension when he comes on."
However, Tate did not underestimate the NSW bench's impact .
"They have a few options. Fifita has been in great form and I would not be surprised if he started," he said blackberry phone covers.
"And Watmough and guys like (Luke) Lewis have great leg speed around the ruck and once they get a roll on it is hard to stop their momentum."
Hodges backed their pack to stand up to a Blues side bulging with forward punch Neo skin lab.
"With four forwards on the bench they are obviously going to come through the middle but we have belief in our guys in the middle," he said.
Meanwhile, Cherry-Evans still seemed to be buzzing from his Origin debut as Queensland prepared to ramp up their Origin countdown by flying out of their Sunshine Coast camp and fly down to Sydney on Sunday.
"In your first game you don't want the whole game to slide past. Next thing you know you haven't done anything," he said.
"Statistically I was pretty busy. I felt it - my lungs were burning but that is the role I have been given wigs shop."