The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Former Queensland Origin halfback Paul Green has been named in a 19-man Broncos squad for this weekend?s clash with the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland.
Green has been playing with the Toowoomba Clydesdales since being asked by coach Wayne Bennett to come out of retirement and help Brisbane after youngster Brett Seymour injured his knee and utility Motu Tony joined English club Castleford.
With the club?s first choice hookers Michael Ryan (knee) and Barry Berrigan(neck) out injured Bennett may look to use Green in a support role at dummy-half, interchanging with impressive youngster Neville Costigan.
Veteran Stu Kelly, fellow winger Scott Minto and star prop Shane Webcke have all been recalled to the squad, with Ryan and Canberra-bound flanker Craig Frawley (hamstring) both out after being injured in Brisbane?s ?Golden Point? win over Cronulla.
While Kelly and Minto are both expected to play, some doubt still hangs over Webcke?s availability, with the star front-rower still working to overcome a calf muscle strain.
Round 22 V: NZ Warriors VENUE: Ericsson Stadium DATE: Saturday, August 7, 2004 TIME: 7.30 pm (NZ time) COACH: Wayne Bennett
TEAM: 1: Karmichael Hunt 2: Scott Minto 3: Brent Tate 4: Shaun Berrigan 5: Stuart Kelly 6: Darren Lockyer 7: Casey McGuire 8: Shane Webcke 9: Neville Costigan 10: Petero Civoniceva 11: Gorden Tallis (c) 12: Dane Carlaw 13: Tonie Carroll