Proud Cordner ready for new Blues era

first_imgThe powerful Roosters back-rower was the logical choice following the representative retirement of long-serving Origin talisman Paul Gallen.The 24-year-old trails only Brad Fittler and current Origin coach Laurie Daley in terms of the youngest Blues Origin skippers but is a natural leader who has long seemed old beyond his years.Addressing media at The Star following the team announcement on Monday night, Cordner said the honour “means the world” to him.And his first call once he spoke to Daley was to his father Chris.”I was on my way home from the [Bulldogs] game [Sunday] night, driving a few of the boys and Laurie’s name came up on the screen,” Cordner said.”I gave him a call back and he let me know he wanted me to be captain. I can’t really describe how I felt at the time. It’s an unbelievable honour. For me it’s one of the highest honours you can get, captaining your state.”Cordner also confessed to a little relief at finally getting the confirmation after his name became linked more strongly to the role amid a host of other worthy candidates such as Aaron Woods, Wade Graham and Josh Jackson.”Just to find out from Laurie was an unbelievable feeling. A lot of joy, maybe a few tears. It’s something I’m very proud of,” he said.”I called my dad straight away…” Cordner’s voice trailed off in a wave of emotion before he added “I need to get myself together a bit! He’s been my number one supporter all my life. He’s just super proud.”Daley said he had no doubts over Cordner’s leadership credentials.”I spoke to Boyd [Sunday] night and asked him whether he’d want the job,” Daley said.”Not all guys are suited to it. Not all guys want the responsibility but he was quite excited and happy that I chose him.”I think he’s a great fit for us because he’s the next generation of player coming through.”Any doubts over Cordner’s passion and dedication for the sky blue jersey – if they existed – could be erased by watching a replay of Game One last year. Cordner broke a sesamoid bone in his toe scoring a crucial first half-try – his team’s only points of the game. The injury put him out for six weeks, including the remainder of the Origin series, but he still finished the match, which ended in a tight 6-4 loss to the Maroons.Cordner said he will look to take some lessons from other leaders he has played under, including the Blues’ most recent skipper who played through plenty of adversity himself through a rugged Origin career.”Past leaders that I’ve had, especially Gal is someone that I looked up to coming through,” Cordner said.”The way he went about his business, he’s tough, he’s resilient, he led by his actions. he’s been an inspiration for this team for a while now and that’s something I looked up to so hopefully I can take some parts out of that and continue to grow myself and find my way.”This will be a younger NSW team than last year with debutant Nathan Peats taking over from veteran Robbie Farah at hooker and 23-year-old Manly tyro Jake Trbojevic’s bench debut essentially taking Gallen’s place in the 17 via a reshuffle from Game 3 last year.”It’s a great team,” Cordner said.”Everyone that’s been selected has been in some great form this year.”Our debutants, Jake Trbojevic and Nathan Peats, they’ve been knocking on the door for a while now and deserve their chance.” Photo: NRL (NSW captain Boyd Cordner will make his first Origin appearance in Game One since the corresponding fixture last year).last_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Final Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors Live Telecast Online

first_img Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhiDabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors First Published: October 19, 2019, 12:28 PM IST The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 will see a new champion on Saturday as both Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors will make their debut appearance in PKL final. The PKL 2019 Season 7 final Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors will be played at the EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad. Dabang Delhi, who have dominated the league from the very beginning, will eye to produce a clinical performance when they face the Bengal side for one final time this season. On the other hand, Bengal Warriors who have an unbeaten run against Dabang Delhi this season will ride on their winning momentum in the final show. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 final Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors will commence at 8:00 pm.Being touted as the toughest season of all time, PKL Season 7 is gearing up to crown a new champion on Saturday night. Both the sides, Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors, have defeated their respective opponents in the semis to breeze into Pro Kabaddi League 2019 final. The PKL 2019 Season 7 champion will receive price money of Rs. 3 crore. Meanwhile, the runners-up will receive Rs. 1.8 crore, third and fourth-placed teams will get Rs 90 lakh each and the fifth and sixth position teams will get Rs 45 lakh each.This season had 12 teams participating in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Final Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors start?The PKL 2019 season 7 final is scheduled to start at 8:00 pm. The match between the Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors will be played at the EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Final Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors on TV?The Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors semis clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Final Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 final will be available on Hotstar. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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