Kimmorley wants NSW halfback job permanently

Brett Kimmorley says he wants to cement the NSW halfback role after being recalled to the Blues side to replace injured youngster Jarrod Mullen.

Mullen was left out of the Blues squad with a calf strain and Kimmorley says he is determined to nail down the position for the remainder of the series. Kimmorley hasn't played Origin since throwing the intercept pass to Matt Bowen that cost NSW victory in Origin one in 2005.

Queensland have a 1-nil lead in this year's series and NSW must win at Telstra Stadium on Wednesday week 13 to force a decider. Kimmorley has also confirmed he is likely to finalise a deal to stay at the Sharks later this week.