NSW Blues captain Boyd Cordner pays tribute to Singleton family after nail-biting State of Origin win

THE DECIDER: James Tedesco has scored two tries in NSW's last-gasp 26-20 Origin-deciding win over Queensland. (AAP Image)
THE DECIDER: James Tedesco has scored two tries in NSW's last-gasp 26-20 Origin-deciding win over Queensland. (AAP Image)

MOMENTS after Wednesday night's NRL State of Origin series decider came to an end, victorious NSW Blues captain Boyd Cordner added to the tributes for the victims of the Britliffe Close house fire.

"It was a tragic incident which happened up there in Singleton," Cordner said while sitting alongside the Channel Nine commentary team during the post-match coverage.

Prior to the 26-20 triumph at ANZ Stadium, the NSW Blues playing group confirmed they would donate their jerseys to help raise funds for the Singleton family.

The tragedy saw three children killed, 11-year-old Blake Atkins and five-year-old twins Scarlett and Matylda Rinkin, while their 31-year-old mother Kara Atkins and her eight-year-old daughter Bayley were rescued by neighbours.

"They were footy tragics who just loved their footy," Cordner explained.

"So, we thought it was right to do something.

"We know it's not going to help the pain of their loss but hopefully it goes a long way to helping them out in any way that we can."

Cordner's Rooster teammate James Tedesco was awarded the Wally Lewis medal after scoring the winning try with 32 seconds remaining.

If you wish to bid for a Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues player's jersey from Game Three of the 2019 Holden State of Origin series CLICK HERE.

You can also donate to the Atkins family on the GoFundMe page CLICK HERE which has reached $258,247 as of 11.28pm on Wednesday.