Stefano Utoikamanu omitted of NSW Blues squad in Michael Maguire’s first large transfer as coach


The Blues’ new period has formally kicked off with 36 gamers set to assemble at NSWRL headquarters this weekend for a two-day coaching camp.

New coach Michael Maguire has wasted no time in making wide range calls both with Information Corprevealing Wests Tigers prop Stefano Utoikamanu has been omitted of the squad.

Utoikamanu made his State of Origin debut final 12 months and has historical past with Maguire given he signed the 23-year-old whereas he was head coach of the Tigers.

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Based on Information Corp, Utoikamanu continues to be part of the Blues’ long-term plans and Maguire has reached out to him.

However his omission may down the monitor have ramifications on his future with the Tigers.

Information Corp reviews Utoikamanu, who has a mutual possibility for subsequent 12 months, really has a clause in his contract which makes him a free agent if the Tigers fail to make finals this season.

However the clause is cancelled if he performs a complete of three Origin video games by the tip of the season.

There are two different lacking faces in Rabbitohs celebrity Latrell Mitchell and Broncos prop Payne Haas, nonetheless they reportedly pulled out resulting from private causes — however are absolutely dedicated to this 12 months’s sequence.

Maguire additionally reportedly reached out to Storm speedster Ryan Papenhuyzen, however he’ll stay in Melbourne to proceed his restoration from an ankle damage.

The gamers included which might be but to make their Origin debut are Campbell Graham, Dylan Edwards, Cameron McInnes and Haumole Olakau’atu.

The Rabbitohs and Panthers have probably the most gamers invited with six every — together with Mitchell — whereas the Dragons, Warriors, Storm, Dolphins and Titans don’t have any illustration.

The gamers received’t prepare through the camp. It’s as an alternative a chance to get collectively and get to know the brand new teaching employees which now consists of Brett White, Matt King and John Cartwright.

Michael Maguire’s 36-man NSW squad, per Information Corp: Josh Addo-Carr, Matt Burton, Stephen Crichton (all Bulldogs), Nicho Hynes, Cameron McInnes (each Sharks), Hudson Younger (Raiders), Bradman Finest, Tyson Frizell, Jacob Saifiti, Daniel Saifiti (all Knights), James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Joseph Suaali’i (all Roosters), Mitchell Moses, Clint Gutherson, Junior Paulo, Reagan Campbell-Gillard (all Rabbitohs), Reece Robson (Cowboys), Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Haumole Olakau’atu (all Sea Eagles), Cameron Murray, Latrell Mitchell*, Cody Walker, Damien Prepare dinner, Campbell Graham, Keaon Koloamatangi (all Rabbitohs), Payne Haas*, Kotoni Staggs, Api Koroisau, Dylan Edwards, Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Brian To’o, Liam Martin, Isaah Yeo.

Initially printed as Michael Maguire’s shock snub as gamers collect for two-day NSW camp