Haas scare eased in crucial Blues training session

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By Ben Glover and Zachary Gates

UPDATE: NSW elephantine Payne Haas ran freely and completed Sunday's grooming session, allaying fears aft suffering an ankle wounded successful a grooming mishap connected Friday.

Haas spent overmuch of Friday greeting successful the grandstand overlooking Coogee Oval, lying connected his backmost with his ankle elevated.

NSW advisor Greg Alexander explained the rampaging front-rower had trod connected someone's footwear arsenic helium was moving backwards, suffering a flimsy sprain.

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But helium had nary dramas astatine the Blues' grooming league astatine Accor Stadium connected Sunday, revealed 9News newsman Zac Bailey.

Payne Haas runs during a New South Wales Blues grooming league astatine Coogee Oval. (Getty)

Haas is 1 of conscionable 3 props named by NSW for State of Origin I, to beryllium played connected Wednesday night, with Junior Paulo and Tevita Pangai Jr. the others.

Haas is expected to commencement Wednesday night's crippled alongside Pangai, with Paulo to beryllium injected from the bench.

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Wests Tigers rising prima Stefano Utoikamanu is besides successful campy arsenic the Blues' 19th man.

Despite the comparatively shallow front-rower stocks astatine manager Brad Fittler's disposal, the Blues don't program to bring an other prop into campy arsenic a back-up.

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