The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Brian Noble speaks:
WAKEFIELD PROVED IN THE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON THAT YOU CAN?T AFFORD TO TAKE THEM LIGHTLY They did and we owe them for that one but the reality is we have to play well to do that because they played well against St Helens last week. We have watched them on video and some of their players gave some special performances and if you let them into your backfield you will be in trouble.
YOU DIDN?T TAKE THE POINTS AT LEEDS BUT YOU MUST HAVE BEEN SATISFIED WITH THE PERFORMANCE.
I thought we showed a lot of signs that we were getting where we want to be but it is important that we reinforce that this week. We have to stop being one hit wonders and start showing some consistency. The reality is we didn?t get the win last week and that?s what we have to do this week; get the two points!
They have new Coach in Tony Smith. He is someone I know well and he is a good fellow who has obviously got a good reputation at Wakefield as a Coach so there is a lot going for them with a new Coach and new enthusiasm in the camp.
They have some great players there starting with their Front Row. Korkidas and Griffin get them forward and with Obst and March at Hooker they always have plenty of punch around there. It is really important that we are on our game because Solomona, McGilvray and Jeffries are a real handful and Domic went to the back of the pack last week and he was a big influence for them. We have to play well against them or we will not win.
Brian Noble has named the following 20 man squad for the game: Ferres, Deacon, Cook, Fielden, I Harris, B Harris, Withers, Johnson, Lynch, Parker, L Pryce, Peacock, Pratt, Langley, Pryce K, Radford, Reardon, Vagana, Henderson, Meyers
PAUL DEACON has scored 99 goals from 129 attempts for an average of 76.74%
LEON PRYCE needs four tries for a career century of club and representative touchdowns. The utility back has scored 88 for Bradford plus eight in representative matches, including two for Great Britain.
ROB PARKER will play his 100th game for Bradford Bulls IESTYN HARRIS needs 2 points for a career total 2200