Paul Gallen ruled out of Origin 3

New South Wales Rugby League have officially ruled out Paul Gallen from the State of Origin Game III decider at ANZ Stadium on July 17.

Robbie Farah will take up the captaincy of the NSW Blues after his vice-captains role in Game 1 and 2.

Aaron Woods has been called up into the NSW Blues side to replace Gallen in the line-up. Gallen failed to train with the squad during the week after having his foot in a moon boot due to injury.

In other injury news, second rower Greg Bird has joined in full training on Friday morning and there is no concern for Wednesday's game.