The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Fitzgibbon rolled his left ankle in Sunday's 24-18 win over the Gold Coast and only took part light training with the Roosters today. The former Test backrower says he will try to take part in tomorrow's final training run before a decision is made on his availability for the match.
The Roosters are desperate to have Fitzgibbon's leadership with experienced trio Braith Anasta, Anthony Minichiello and Anthony Tupou all unavailable due to State of Origin commitments. The Storm have also been heavily affected by the Origin clash with five players involved in both the NSW and Queensland sides.
The out-of-form Webster will play for Ipswich in the Queensland Cup this weekend while winger Samau will be appearing in just his second NRL match after debuting for Melbourne last year. New Titans recruit Josh Lewis will travel to WIN Stadium as 18th man, with several of his teammates carrying niggling injuries.