Brad Fittler medal winner Josh Jackson has put his hand up to take over from the retiring Paul Gallen as the NSW State of Origin captain next year.After he was voted by his peers as this years best Blues player, Jackson has welcomed the possibility of leading them down the tunnel against Queensland next season.Of course, Id absolutely love to do it, Jackson told AAP.But theres a number of other guys there that are more than capable of doing it as well.The fact that there is so many guys there, will make it easier for the person who does get the nod.Jackson is firmly entrenched in the Blues back row after starting all three games on the right edge this season.He has now played six Origin games in a row since his debut in 2015.With Gallen departing and veteran hooker Robbie Farah without a club for next season, NSW coach Laurie Daley is likely to shake up his leadership group.But theres a lot of leaders at their club here already, so hopefully we can create a good culture moving forward. And a successful one too, Jackson said.The Canterbury star also backed under-fire coach Des Hasler to remain at the NRL club despite falling short of an elusive premiership in his fifth-straight post-season appearance at Belmore.The Bulldogs have made two grand finals under his tenure, but were blasted out of this years finals by Penrith in week one.They lost their final four games of the year.I cant see anyone else that could come in and do a better job than Des. Hes the ultimate professional. Hes got the respect of all the players and staff at the club, Jackson said.The Bulldogs second-rower also defended the teams game plan, saying that their forwards-based style of play had provided the plenty of success in recent years.The last six weeks is more individual errors for us more than the structural side of things. Weve had success over the last few years from that structure and the game plan, he said. Custom Nationals Jerseys . 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Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team.MONTREAL -- Rafael Nadal doesnt buy the idea that attending a tournament draw is bad luck. "I did the draw at Roland Garros for seven years, so after that Im not superstitious any more," the master of French Open clay said Friday at the draw for the mens Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium. Nadal is seeded fourth at the 56-man hardcourt event that opens Monday. Like all the top eight, the Spaniard will have a bye to the second round. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will be gunning for a third straight Rogers Cup title, and his fourth overall, while second-seed Andy Murray won the event in 2009 and 2010. Canadas top player, power-serving Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., is seeded 13th. He will face Jeremy Chardy of France in the first round on Tuesday night. Tournament organizers are urging fans to wear red and white Canadian colours to show support. Raonic needed three sets to beat 28th-ranked Chardy in their only meeting last year in Paris. A tough draw went to Vasek Pospisil, a native of Vernon, B.C., who will face 20th-ranked American John Isner. But the two have split their two meetings thus far, both on hard courts, with 89th-ranked Pospisil taking a third set tiebreaker in 2011 in Spain and Isner winning in three sets this year at San Jose. It wont be easyy for 19-year-old Filip Peliwo of Vancouver in his first meeting with Finnish veteran Jarrko Nieminen.dddddddddddd Peliwo is ranked 353rd in the world, while Nieminen is 37th. Jesse Levine of Ottawa, ranked 124th, will face 100th-ranked Xavier Malisse of Belgium for the first time. Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., ranked 165th, will take on a qualifier. Nadal has not played a lot of hardcourt tennis this year. He arrived nearly a week ahead of the event to get practice time on the quick surface. He hopes to buy more time by having his first match on Wednesday. "I havent played a tournament in seven weeks, so thats not the best preparation, but Ill try my best," he said. He is a two-time Rogers Cup champion, having won in 2005 in Montreal and in 2008 in Toronto. "In 2005, it was very special for me because it was my first hardcourt victory," he said. "And it was against Andre Agassi in the final, one of the best players in history." The tournament lost some stars to injury withdrawals this week, including fifth-ranked Roger Federer and No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. It still has eight of the top 10 in the world. About 7,000 fans turned out Friday for a free open house day at the stadium to watch players practice. ' ' '