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NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler backs Jack Wighton despite two-game ban, names Raider Nick Cotric in Origin frame

Melanie Dinjaski
Caden Helmers
By Melanie Dinjaski, and Caden Helmers
Updated May 2 2022 - 6:27am, first published 4:24am
Jack Wighton has been banned for two games. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Jack Wighton will be out of action for the next two weeks serving a ban for a dangerous throw, but NSW coach Brad Fittler believes there's still time for the Raider to prove he's worth selecting in the Blues camp in addition to a surprising name.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!

Caden Helmers

Caden Helmers

Sports Journalist

My passion for journalism can be traced back to Mighty Ducks match reports and reading the Sunday paper with my old man. A love of sport turned into a passion for telling stories, breaking news and being a reliable voice.