The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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1 - Karmichael Hunt (Brisbane) - He was as dangerous as ever in attack and a constant threat all night to the at times, flimsy Tigers defence. 2 - Justin Carney (Canberra) - Proved that last week was no fluke. He again proved to be a handful and is fast becoming one of the rookies of the year. 3 - Israel Folau (Melbourne) - Powerhouse display saw Folau break the line three times as well as crossing for a try. 4 - Colin Best (Canberra) - Broke the shambolic Bulldogs line four times, as well as scoring four tries in the Raiders big win. 5 - Fetuli Talanoa (Souths) - The big Souths winger made a number of strong damaging runs and was sound in defence all night. 6 - Greg Inglis (Melbourne) - Scored three tries and toyed with the Cowboys all night, especially in the second half. 7 - Todd Carney (Canberra) - Took advantage of the ill-disciplined Bulldogs defence and practically did whatever he wanted on the field and was allowed to do so. His improving form is carrying this Raiders team much further than anyone would have believed at the start of the season. 8 - Brent Kite (Manly) - Pushed for an Origin recall with this sterling display. He made 190 metres, 20 tackles and scored the match winning try for the Sea Eagles. 9 - Cameron Smith (Melbourne) - Kept the Storm attack moving forward at pace which the Cowboys defence were unable to counter. 10 - Jason Ryles (St.George-Illawarra) - Again, proving he is one of the top props in the game at the moment, Ryles must feel very hard done by to miss out on a Blue jumper. 11 - Paul Gallen (Cronulla) - Got up in the face