New South Wales Origin coach Laurie Daley says Boyd Cordner is the man to lead the Blues into the future.

Daley yesterday named the Roosters skipper as Blues skipper for Origin Game One after Paul Gallen ended his representative career following last years series.

Daley (pictured) says with Cordner already an established Origin player while leading the Roosters with distinction, he believes the 24 year old is the man to lead the next generation of Blues teams.