10 Dec 2009

Blues pin hopes on Bellamy to end drought

7:01 am on 10 December 2009

New South Wales have stuck with the Melbourne Storm rugby league coach Craig Bellamy as the man they believe can plot an end to Queensland's historic run of State of Origin dominance.

The Storm's dual NRL premiership coach has been reappointed to coach the Blues in the 2010 Origin series.

It will make him the first man to retain the job after overseeing consecutive series losses.

Queensland's four-series winning streak is Origin's longest.