The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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National Junior Competition sides depart for Australia tomorrow for the first encounter of many at this level.
Both sides play preliminary matches on Tuesday to prepare for Thursdays matches against the Australian SG Ball and Harold Matthews Champions.
The teams selected to play are National Competition sides comprising of players selected from the 2002 competition. The New Zealand 16's and Junior Kiwis will be selected at a later date.
The Foundation Cup side, coached by former Kiwi Terry Hermansson, will play the Harold Matthews Champions Penrith U/16's while the Kiwi Cup side will play against the SG Ball Champions Western Suburbs U/18's.
Foundation Cup Squad Julian Enoka, Manu Vatuvei, Pona Jack, William Heta, Joshua Tatupu, Marvin Karawana, Eliakim Fononga, Donald Clune, Jerome Teariki, Samuela Moa, Iosia Soliola, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, John Te Reo, Blake Ewe, Jonathon Travinor, Adam Blair, Samuel Tagataese, Wiremu Weepu, Reihana Peters, Terry Hermansson (Coach).
Kiwi Cup Squad Damien Crappe, Etuate Uaisele, Zebastian Luisi, Jerome Ropati, Taniela Siotonu, Marcus Perenara, Thomas Leuluai, Evarn Tuimavave, Matt Watene, Hame Lauaki, Martin Langdon, Herewini Rangi, William Raston, Aoterangi Herangi, Louie Anderson, Toshio Laiseni, Kane Ferris, Andrew Amatagi, Lucas McKinnon David Perkins (Coach).