Blacklock into Country line-up,
Cross on standby for City

Dragons flyer Nathan Blacklock has been recalled to the NSW Country Origin rugby league team for Friday's match against City Origin in Gosford after Canberra winger Joel Monaghan failed to pass today's team physical due to a calf muscle injury.

Turning to the City Team, and Rooster Ryan Cross has been put on standby for Dragons centre Mark Gasnier. The inform Dragons centre injured a hamstring late in the victory against Cronulla and will have an MRI scan this afternoon.