Andrew Johns backs calls for Tyrone Peachey to play Origin for NSW

EIGHTH Immortal Andrew Johns has backed Phil Gould’s calls for Tyrone Peachey to be selected as a Blues bolter for this year’s NSW side, calling him the new Craig Wing.

Just seven months after being dropped to reserve grade by Penrith coach Anthony Griffin, Peachey has emerged as a genuine proposition to make his State of Origin debut this year.

With Josh Mansour (knee) and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (knee) both set to miss the start of the NRL season, Wellington-born Peachey is set to start the season at centre.

While he enjoyed a breakout back-end to his campaign at centre last year, he has played all over the park since making his debut for Cronulla in 2013 including the back-row, hooker and five-eighth.

Tyrone Peachey would be an ideal utility for the NSW Blues according to Andrew Johns. Picture: Gregg Porteous
Tyrone Peachey would be an ideal utility for the NSW Blues according to Andrew Johns. Picture: Gregg PorteousSource: News Corp Australia

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