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Cordner too young to captain Australia

Mark Levy & Mark Riddell

The result of Saturday Night’s preliminary final between long time rivals the Rabbitohs and the Roosters will not only decide who takes their place in the 2018 NRL grand final but could also have a bearing on who will be the future Australian Captain.

With long time skipper Cameron Smith calling time on his decorated representative career earlier this year, the conversations began as to who the best candidate was to replace him. This weekend the two prime candidates in QLD skipper Greg Inglis and NSW skipper Boyd Cordner face off in the knock out final.

Some argue that Cordner, being the current Australian Vice Captain has the inside running on Inglis.

Speaking on the Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast show this morning Mark Riddell weighed in on the debate saying, “I think it’s pretty easy. I think we go with Greg Inglis as Captain and Boyd Cordner and vice Captain.”

Inglis has been a mainstay of the Australian set up playing 39 games since debuting for the Kangaroos in 2006 whilst Cordner has played 16 matches since his debut in 2013.

Riddell went on to say “I think Boydy would be a very good vice captain considering he’s a bit younger and could learn a lot from Greg and his experience”.

The Roosters take on the Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium at 7:40pm this Saturday night.

Mark Levy & Mark Riddell
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