Former Kangaroo Captain Boyd Cordner supported Blues boss James Tedesco as his successor.
Cordner was the Australian captain who lost 16-12 at Eden Park to Mal Meninga’s final game against Tonga in 2019.
The Roster veteran retired in shock, but his former team-mate explained that he was ready to take over the leadership of the kangaroo.
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Cordner: “We all know that Teddy (Tedesco) is on the field. This last siren will not be satisfied until it is finished.
He fights for every inch and when your captain does that, you have no choice but to go with him.
“I would love to see Teddy grow up as a captain in NSW, but what he did with the Rosters last year was unbelievable.
“Imagine what it would be like to be leading Australia, growing up again as a leader and a player.
Tedesco is leading in Wednesday’s decision to prepare for a crucial Kangaroo election.
Queensland half-back Dali Cherry-Evans is another option to take the lead, with young gunman Cameron Murray set to become embroiled in controversy after taking over at the hands of the Rabbitohs.
With another blues member of the NSW team, Nathan Krerie, who is thought to be the leader in the NSW camp, Murray spoke openly about being the side captain of Tedesco.
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Murray played under Sam Berges, Boyd Cordner, Greg Inglis and Adam Reynolds, with the best captain ever seen.
“I say he’s there with some of the best leaders I’ve ever played,” Murray said.
“In contrast, not only what he says but also what he supports in the action field.
“I know he learned a lot under Boyd and Boyd was very good to him. He is a very similar leader.
“When he says something, he goes straight to the point. I will return Teddy to be the next captain of the test. “
Clyri has highlighted how much he has grown as a leader since taking over as Blues captain for 2020.
“He has grown as a leader since he became the first NSW captain,” Crierie said.
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“Everyone sees him as such an amazing player and he is.
But now he is a terrible leader.
“When he speaks, he commands the dignity of the team and that’s what a good captain needs.
I think it will do a good job for Australia.