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Heartbreak to fuel NSW's generation next

  • Heartbreak to fuel NSW's generation next

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Coach Laurie Daley of New South Wales speaks during a press conference at the Sofitel Hotel on June 21, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The heartbreak of the last 11 years will be the making of NSW's generation next, predicts coach Laurie Daley.

Daley and his selectors are under pressure to ring in further changes for next month's game three after Queensland clinched their 10th series win in 11 seasons with a 26-16 defeat of the Blues on Wednesday night.

With skipper Paul Gallen, Robbie Farah and Greg Bird on the wrong side of 32, there have been calls for the axe to fall and for Daley to blood fresh talent at ANZ Stadium for the dead rubber.

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James Tedesco, Bryce Cartwright and Wade Graham continue to beat down the door while Jack Bird and Tyson Frizell impressed in their representative debuts in game two.

Daley has said he'll be resistant to make big cuts to the team and guaranteed Gallen an Origin farewell in the July 13 dead rubber.

However he did not rule out tinkering with his side, with one eye on the future.

He said for the Blues' youngsters, the pain of the Maroons' unprecedented era of dominance would fuel them for years to come.

"I think by exposing them at the moment is for some of them a good thing to have that hurt to drive them," Daley said on Fox Sports on Thursday.

"Again, we have made that change. From game three last year we had 10 different players out on the paddock last night, six guys that made their debuts this year.

"At the end of this series we'll probably debut a couple more, we may have a couple more in game three.

"It's an on-going thing and we are conscious of rebuilding and regeneration but at the same time it's an Origin game, so you want to win."

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