The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Kiwi coach Daniel Anderson has tonight announced his Kiwi test side who will take on Australia next Friday night in Sydney.
The team is as follows:
FULLBACK Vaealiki (Eels) WING Utai (Bulldogs) CENTRE Vagana (Bulldogs) CENTRE Toopi (NZ Warriors) WING Meli (NZ Warriors) STAND OFF Talau (Bulldogs) HALFBACK Jones (NZ Warriors) LOCK Guttenbeil (NZ Warriors) 2ND ROW Kearney (Storm) 2ND ROW T Puletua (Panthers) PROP Rauhihi (Cowboys) HOOKER Swain (Broncos) PROP Wiki (c) (Raiders)
BENCH: Betham, L Swann, Seu Seu, Lauitiiti (NZ Warriors)
Travelling reserves: Sione Faumuina (NZ Warriors) and Joe Galuvao (Panthers)
Most surprising pick is Willie Talau picked at stand off. He is currently playing in the NSWRL Premier League competition.
Also Francis Meli and Ali Lauiti'iti may have to front up to the NRL judiciary this week after the game last night against the Sharks.