Frizell: Do My Part For Team
By Jack Brady (NRL.com)
Tyson Frizell says he was embarrassed by the positive publicity he received in the aftermath of the Blues' Origin II loss despite making a barnstorming New South Wales debut.
Blues coach Laurie Daley said Frizell's chase to almost prevent Dane Gagai from scoring an 85-metre intercept try was something that would be used to inspire NSW teams for years to come.
While Frizell's strong State of Origin debut was one of the few bright spots to come from the Blues' Game Two loss, the man himself was keen to play it down.
With veteran Greg Bird dropped from the side, Frizell will now make up a relatively inexperienced back row alongside Josh Jackson and Wade Graham for the Game Three.
However the trio cannot rest on their laurels with the injured Boyd Cordner and development players Jake Trbojevic and Bryce Cartwright waiting in the wings.
"I'm not thinking about (Game Three) from an individual sense. I just want to do my part for the team but it's true there's a stack of back-rowers there that are coming through," Frizell said.
"They're all playing well at the moment and I guess anyone could be picked at the moment so I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity again. I just have to make the most of it.
"It's embarrassing for me that I've read some good things about my performance but it's something I don't want to really cop either especially with us not winning and not levelling up the series.
"Don't get me wrong, it was an experience I'll never forget and something I really enjoyed being a part of. I definitely want to be a part of it for the years ahead too but what the loss has done has left me with a bit of hunger there to want to do well."