The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Brad Drew and Phil Graham have been dumped from first grade after the Raiders lost their third match in succession to the Melbourne Storm on Sunday. Into the side come Michael Monaghan, Tyran Smith and Adam Mogg.
Both Drew and Graham had very poor games last weekend with Drew?s form well down when you consider how well he started the season. Drew was caught in out in defence badly and has paid the price for his month of poor form.
The game against the Dragons is a must win if the Raiders still aspire to finish within the top four. With Drew out Mark McLinden moves to half back, Jason Croker to five eighth and Michael Monaghan onto the bench.
Sean Rutgerson has been named as 18th man.
1: Clinton Schifcofske 2: Michael Robertson 3: Adam Mogg 4: Joel Monaghan 5: Jamaal Lolesi 6: Jason Croker 7: Mark McLinden 8: Ryan O'Hara 9: Simon Woolford (c) 10: Luke Davico 11: Ruben Wiki 12: Ian Hindmarsh 13: Terry Martin
14: Michael Hodgson 15: Tyran Smith 16: Alan Tongue 17: Michael Monaghan 18: Sean Rutgerson (1 to be omitted)