The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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To those that may feel the decision took a little long to make, the NZRL Board want it known that this appointment was debated very hard and long over what they considered a list which included some outstanding candidates.
Anderson takes over from Gary Freeman whose job was under threat following the indifferent northern hemisphere tour late last year which saw the Kiwis draw the series with Great Britain.
Anderson won't be too busy this year with just two tests scheduled. Both those internationals are against Australia, one in July and the second in October.
There were seven applicants for the job.
The NZRL wish Daniel all the best and look forward to walloping the Kangaroos.