Boyd Cordner is set to be named in the NRL decider, with Coach Trent Robinson publicly declaring he’ll pick the young second rower should he be declared fit to play.
According to an article on News.com.au:
Cordner was struggling to contain his excitement in the Roosters’ winning dressing rooms on Saturday night after he was told that coach Trent Robinson had publicly declared he held no fear returning Cordner into his team after so long out.
“Not Boyd Cordner, no,” Robinson said.
“Not with his attitude and the way he plays the game.’’
Told of Robinson’s comments, Cordner said: “That’s what makes Robbo such a good coach.
“I just got a good buzz then. You can’t ask any more from a coach if he shows that much faith in you. You just want to get out there and play for him and do it for him.’’
Cordner hasn’t played since round 22 when he limped off the field against the Raiders. He was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain that required surgery.
Before he went down he was in red-hot form, having scored eight tries in seven games before his injury.
He’d formed a deadly combination on the double decoy play the Roosters deploy with Mitchell Pearce on the left, and had run for over 100 metres in seven straight games.