Johns arrives in Brisbane for
Origin clash

Ailing New South Wales captain Andrew Johns has arrived in Brisbane but it's still uncertain if he'll be well enough to play in Wednesday's final State of Origin match.

Johns didn't speak to journalists when he arrived at Brisbane airport after staying behind in Sydney last night because of a viral infection. Bulldogs halfback Brent Sherwin has already joined the Blues squad on standby for Johns, who will be given until match day to prove his fitness.

Johns wants to lift the Origin shield after already guiding the Blues to an unassailable two-nil lead.