Queensland, be careful.
James Tedesco turned out to be another gorgeous performance in his final game before the State of Origin opener to lead the Roosters to victory against the Sharks on Saturday night.
Cronula made three consecutive attempts in the second half to give Tricolor’s mentor Trent Robinson a sweat in his Shark Park coach’s box, but the roosters responded with a late back-to-back attempt to secure a 36-16 victory.
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Tedesco was the orchestrator of the victory, trying 240 runs, two linebreaks, two try assists and trying to send an ominous warning to the Maroons before the opening match on June 8.
The 2019 Daly M medalist also made a great flick pass in the 28th minute to set up a Nat Butcher attempt.
Tedesco, who has tried seven of his last five games, will again play fullback and captain New South Wales to defend their 2021 series win.
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NSW coach Brad Fitler will announce a 22-member squad at the end of the Indigenous Round on Sunday night.
More to come.