The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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The 4 Australian based players selected all competed in the Harold Matthews competition this year. The Bati U/16's arrive into Brisbane on the 14th of August with the Australian contingent flying to Brisbane on the same day.
The busy schedule includes 4 games within the week with the first game being played on the 15th of August and the final game on the 19th of August. The Fijian contingent will then depart back to Fiji on the 21st of August.
Matches will be against Sunshine Coast and Brisbane representative sides.
The 4 Australian based players selected are:
Kevin Naiqama (St.George Illawarra Dragons) Ross Walsh (Penrith Panthers) James King (Sydney Roosters) Kele Nuisere (Canterbury Bulldogs)
They will join the 16 Fijian based players which are:
Peniasi Mudu (Nabua Broncos) Tuituba Rabalevu (Tailevu) Chanel Panapasa (Nadera Panthers) Apenisa Canasau (Tailevu) Marika Serukalou (Nadera Panthers) Meli Waidrodro (Nabua Broncos) Gilmore Rokotuibau (Tailevu) Joe Rasiga (Nadera Panthers) Samuela Gucake (Tailevu) Seru Saulagi (Navua) Aisea Ravouvou (Nabua Broncos) Isoa Naulumatua (Nadera Panthers) Metui Koroi (Nadera Panthers) Mark Panapasa (Nadera Panthers) Keverieli Waqa (Nadera Panthers) Joeli Ratasere (Nabua Broncos)