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TELL US: Can New South Wales win the series with Pearce in the halves?

Can Mitchell Pearce get the Roosters back on track? (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)
17th May, 2017

It’s the same nagging migraine that the New South Wales selectors suffer this time every year.

We’re five days out from the team announcement and arguably the most crucial position in the Blues squad is still up for grabs.

It would seem that James Maloney has all but locked up his starting spot after an impressive season but who lines up next to him?

The natural starting point for this question begins with the Roosters halfback – having played 15 Origin games over the last nine years he has the experience.

But with just four wins to his name, it’s fair enough to question how much that experience is worth.

They’ve never done it with him, but they’ve done it without him – so we want to you to tell us:

Can New South Wales win the series with Mitchell Pearce in the halves?

Matt Cleary’s going to be joining the panel on Roar LIVE tonight to tackle this very question, so make sure you submit your opinions in the comment section below and we’ll try to get to as many of your responses as we can.

We’ll also be covering off on other selection dilemmas and the NRL’s recent drug scandals.


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