The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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The BARLA Great Britain Lions are set to travel "down under" to take on the Australian Aboriginals in a two match test series in the summer. The test series will be the climax of a proposed seven game, month-long tour, and the Lions are expected to depart at the end of June.
BARLA Senior Vice President and International Chair Jackie Reid said, "A provisional agreement has been made and I am hoping to confirm all the necessary arrangements whilst I'm at the International Federation meeting in Sydney at the end of the month".
The Lions last clashed with the Aboriginals in late 2002, winning 30-6 at Robin Park, Wigan, and then 26-20 at Mount Pleasant, Batley a week later to wrap up a 2-0 test series success. The tourists will be desperate to return home from Australia having re-gained the "Perpetual Trophy".