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NRL: The Foxx responds to Origin snub

Josh Addo-Carr fired a timely reminder to New South Wales coach Brad Fittler as he grabbed a brace of tries in Canterbury’s 30-18 defeat against Penrith.

New South Wales are priced at 4/6 to win the State of Origin series but Addo-Carr will have to watch game one from home after being controversially left out by Fittler.

Controversial call

The flying winger, known as the Foxx, has been an Origin regular since making his debut in 2018, but Fittler has opted to go with Daniel Tupou for Wednesday’s opening game of the series.

Addo-Carr says he has taken the decision well and has vowed to fight for his place. It started well on Friday night with two tries against Penrith.

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"I can take it one of two ways; sulk or work harder,” he told AAP. “I'm going to try my hardest to get back in the team, I can't just sit there feeling sorry for myself. I've been in tougher situations before and I'm a supporter this year. I'm trying to play my part and do the best I can (for Canterbury).

"I've always prided myself on working hard and I'll do that to get back in the Blues side. My sole focus now is on the Bulldogs and all that (non-selection) is behind me."

Faith in the Bulldogs

Addo-Carr’s cause may have not been helped by making the switch from Melbourne Storm to the struggling Bulldogs, who did show some signs of improvement against Penrith.

"I have got full faith in where we are going and I feel like we are beginning to score more points,” he added.

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