Murray confident in Hornby's fitness

NSW Origin coach Graham Murray remains confident utility Ben Hornby will be fit to take on Queensland despite Blues selectors adding his St George Illawarra team mate Dean Young to the squad as a precaution.

Young will link up with the Blues in Melbourne this morning as the 18th man ahead of Wednesday night's series decider at Telstra Dome. Hornby ran freely at training today before joining the rest of his team mates for a skills session, Murray convinced the Dragons jack of all trades had overcome a groin strain.

Meanwhile, Queensland war horse Steve Price and former great Allan Langer say skipper Darren Lockyer's deep desire to end Queensland's State of Origin suffering can make the difference on Wednesday.