The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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The team was finalised after fielding in excess of 1000 calls from loyal 4BC Sports Today listeners.
4BC?s Rod Tiley said that this was a really tough process with so many great players to choose from. Unfortunately a number of outstanding players missed the final cut during the selection process. Rod Tiley went onto say that this team would be competitive in any era. The final team selected is as below:
The Team Fullback - Ian ?Bunny? Pearce (Redcliffe) Wing - Warren Orr (Wests / Wynnum Manly) Centre - Gerry Fitzpatrick (Valleys) Centre - Peter Leis (Redcliffe) Wing - Jeff Denman (Easts) 5/8 - Geoff Richardson (Wests) ? back - Ross Strudwick (Valleys) Lock - Norm Carr (Wests) 2nd Row - Lew Platz (Wynnum Manly / Souths) 2nd Row - Des Morris (Easts) Front Row - Rod Morris (Easts) Hooker - John Lang (Easts) Front Row - Greg Vievers (Souths) Res Tony Obst (Redcliffe) John McCabe (Valleys) Coach Henry Holloway (Valleys)
Join Rod Tiley and the above named players at the Broncos Leagues Club on Thursday 15 September for a special News Talk 1116 Radio 4BC outside broadcast between 6pm-8pm where they will be presented with a special team jersey in recognition of their selection in this prestigious team.