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Teddy ready to take down Hayne plane

  • Teddy ready to take down Hayne plane

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: James Tedesco of the Blues loses the ball in the tackle by Greg Inglis of the Maroons during game three of the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

James Tedesco has welcomed the challenge of fending off code-hopper Jarryd Hayne for the coveted NSW No.1 jumper next year.

The Wests Tigers fullback fulfilled a childhood dream when he made his State of Origin debut for the Blues in game three last month.

However the NRL return of Hayne, who was the incumbent NSW custodian before his departure to the NFL and Rugby Sevens, threatens to break Tedesco's hold on the position.

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