The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Matt Utai who recently signed a three year extension with the Bulldogs has been promoted from Premier League to replace Tonga in the backline. Utai will play on the wing with Jamaal Lolesi moving to partner Ben Harris in the centres.
Brent Sherwin has recovered well from a sternum injury that saw him as a late withdrawal last weekend. Corey Hughes who filled in for Sherwin at half will move back to the interchange.
The biggest change for the Dogs will be in the frontrow where interchange forwards Dennis Scott and Roy Asotasi will replace the regular pairing of Price and O'Meley.
Reni Maitua will partner Andrew Ryan in the second row in place of Mason.
The new interchange player's are: Glen Hughes, Jamie Feeney, and Hutch Maiava.
1. Luke Patten 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Ben Harris 4. Jamaal Lolesi 5. Matt Utai 6. Braith Anasta 7. Brent Sherwin 8. Dennis Scott 9. Adam Perry 10. Roy Asotasi 11. Reni Maitua 12. Andrew Ryan 13. Tony Grimaldi
Interchange: 14. Glen Hughes 15. Jamie Feeney 16. Corey Hughes 17. Hutch Maiava
Coach: Steve Folkes