The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has made just one change to the team to take on the Dragons this weekend with the early return from injury of Cameron Phelps.
Phelps, who sustained a depressed fracture to the cheek bone in round 18 against the Panthers, will slot back onto the wing, with Heka Nanai moving back to Jersey Flegg.
Luke Patten has overcome a shoulder strain sustained in the 'Dogs victory over the Titans last Friday and will again be wearing the number one jersey.
27-year-old rookie Fred Briggs retains his spot on the bench.
1. Luke Patten 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Daryl Millard 4. Willie Tonga 5. Cameron Phelps 6. Ben Roberts 7. Brent Sherwin 8. Jarrad Hickey 9. Corey Hughes 10. Chris Armit 11. Sonny Bill Williams 12. Andrew Ryan (c) 13. Reni Maitua
Interchange: 14. Adam Perry 15. Nick Kouparitsas 16. Brad Morrin 17. Fred Briggs