The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Originally from Newcastle, Johns (Bulldogs player number 284) represented NSW and Australia during his career at the Bulldogs and was included in the NRL's 100 greatest players of all time when it was announced during Rugby League's Centenary year in 2008.
Johns played nine seasons for the Bulldogs after joining the Club from Souths Newcastle in 1963. He played 19 games for NSW, debuting in 1962, and 14 Tests for Australia from his debut in 1963.
Not only was he a classy rugby league fullback, Les was also a prominent batsman, playing for the Bankstown, Petersham, Sutherland and St George first grade cricket clubs over a period of 25 seasons.
Paul Langmack (Bulldogs player number 473) played eight seasons with the Bulldogs up to 1990, during which time he played in three Premierships, represented NSW on four occasions, toured with the Kangaroos and captained the side 13 times.
He played 212 matches for the Bulldogs and in 2004 was nominated for the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions.
Post football, Paul moved into coaching and after being an assistant coach at the Wests Tigers, Paul was appointed coach of South Sydney in 2003 and 2004.