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Pearce's health is the priority: Roosters

  • Pearce's health is the priority: Roosters

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30: Mitchell Pearce of the Roosters passes the ball during the round nine NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Newcastle Knights at Allianz Stadium on April 30, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Mitchell Pearce's wellbeing should be the paramount consideration when it comes to his State of Origin availability, his Sydney Roosters teammates say.

Questions remain as to whether Pearce has made himself available for NSW for this year's Origin series as his rehabilitation from his Australia Day meltdown continues.

Roosters props Sam Moa and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves said on Wednesday they both believe Pearce's ongoing health should override any allegiance the incumbent Blues playmaker has to NSW and coach Laurie Daley.

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