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Daley to stick by beaten Blues in Origin 3

AAPAAP 22/06/2016 Ed Jackson
NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley © AAP Image/Dan Peled NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley

NSW coach Laurie Daley has vowed to stand by the players who have failed to stop another State of Origin series win by Queensland.

For the 10th time in 11 years the Blues have fallen to the Maroons, who claim an unassailable 2-0 series lead after a 26-16 game two victory on Wednesday in Brisbane.

Daley, though, won't be using game three as a chance to experiment, insisting there is no such thing as a dead rubber in Origin.

"We're there to win - we'll be there to win game three," Daley said.

"This series, we know we're going to be a better team at the end of it.

"Devastating that we lost but there's still one more game to go."

One change Daley looks like he'll be forced to make is in the halves with halfback Adam Reynolds failing to finish the match due to a shoulder injury.

Reynolds suffered a subluxation of his right shoulder in the second half and is set to undergo a MRI on Thursday in Sydney.

"I don't want to say too much but I don't think he'll be right for game three," Daley said.

Despite another series defeat, Daley believes his group is closing the gap on the Maroons.

But he also says near enough is not good enough and it's time to start delivering for his players.

"I believe we're getting closer. I think the players believe we're getting closer," he said.

"At some point, we'll have to draw a line in the sand and say, effort is good but we can't keep reverting back to that.

"We've got to convert and that's the challenge for us."

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