I’ve stated my case to Laurie: Mullen

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JARROD Mullen says Laurie Daley knows just how badly he wants to play for NSW again.

And he is hoping the self-assured way he got the job done for Country Origin on Sunday in Dubbo has convinced the Blues coach he is ready to be handed a second chance at Origin level.

Nursing a swollen eye and the usual bumps and bruises on Monday, Mullen was happy to avoid the hype that now surrounds the selection of the Blues five-eighth.

Jarrod Mullen of Country runs the ball. Source: Getty Images

While Sydney Roosters incumbent James Maloney remains a slight favourite to again get the nod with his goalkicking considered a crucial factor, the likes of Mullen, Bulldogs No 6 Josh Reynolds and Souths star John Sutton have entered the frame with Maloney out injured.

Mullen and Reynolds squared off on Sunday with most judges believing the Knights five-eighth came out a slight points winner on the day.

"It was an Origin sort of game in some ways with the desperation we showed to defend our line there early in the second half," Mullen said.

"We were down on troops at the end so the game didn't finish the way we wanted it too which was really disappointing but I was happy enough with the way I went."

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That hasn't always been the case after a big game.

Only two seasons ago, the Newcastle general openly admits he botched an opportunity and was down on himself when he played poorly for Country in Mudgee.

But as he tells it: "I am a completely different player now".

Different because while the desire is as strong as ever to add to the one game he played for the Blues as a teenager back in 2007, this time of the year doesn't consume him like it has in the past.

Jarrod Mullen of the Knights skips out of the tackle of Dale Finucane. Source: Getty Images

Knights half Jarrod Mullen catches a ball. Source: News Limited

"It's the most relaxed I've felt going into a rep game," Mullen said.

"I used to let the whole thing get to me and I'd work myself up. That's what happened a couple of years ago.

"But I guess I'm older now and a lot more experienced.

"Laurie knows I want to play but it's up to him who he goes with.

"The focus for me now is helping to get the Knights back on track. We've had a tough start to the season so hopefully, we can turn things around.

"I've just got to really now for the team and if the other stuff happens, that would be great."

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