The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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St George Illawarra Dragons Coach Nathan Brown has made only one change to the side that was named last week to take on the Eels this Friday night at Parramatta Stadium. Centre Mark Gasnier has succumbed to a calf injury and will miss the match with Ben Creagh named as his replacement. Clint Greenshields has also been added to a five man bench with one to be omitted.
The Dragons last met the Eels in Round 13 where the Dragons came out on top in a thrilling match 8-1 at Oki Jubilee Stadium.
Unavailable Dragons are: Mark Gasnier (calf), Shaun Timmins (quad), Corey Payne (concussion), Wes Naiqama (ankle)
NRL DRAGONS v Parramatta Eels 7.30pm Friday 4 August Parramatta Stadium Coach: Nathan Brown 1. Ben HORNBY 2. Colin BEST 3. Ben CREAGH 4. Matt COOPER 5. Brett MORRIS 6. Trent BARRETT (c) 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Jason RYLES 9. Dean YOUNG 10. Justin POORE 11. Sam ISEMONGER 12. Danny WICKS 13. Luke BAILEY
14. Michael HENDERSON 15. Ashton SIMS 16. Matt BICKERSTAFF 17. Aaron GORRELL 18. Clint GREENSHIELDS
Premier League Dragons v Parramatta Eels 5.30pm Friday 4 August Parramatta Stadium Coach: Steven Price 1. Jason NIGHTINGALE 2. Reece SIMMONDS 3. Beau RYAN 4. Josh MORRIS 5. Tom HEWITT 6. Reece BLAYNEY 7. Jamie KEITH 8. Andrew PRICE 9. George NDAIRA 10. Chris HOUSTON (c) 11. Tom HABERECHT 12. Lee TE MAARI 13. James JIMENEZ
14. Dan HUNT 15. Ben COUCHMAN 16. Richard WILLIAMS 17. Bryson GOODWIN
Jersey Flegg Dragons v Parramatta Eels 2.40pm Friday 4 August Parramatta Stadium Coach: Corey Pearson 1. Travis ROCHE 2. Junior SEUMANUTAFA 3. Ryan MILLARD 4. Rota SETU 5. Luke IRWIN 6. Nathan WYNN 7. Blake DUREAU 8. Chris FARRELL 9. Brad DAVIDSON (c) 10. Jhi TANNER 11. Matt PRIOR 12. James KEELAN 13. James GREHAN
14. Luke YOUNG 15. Daniel JARVIS 16. Louis McPHAIL 17. Matt SEAMARK 18. Peter WAKLEY