The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Although still a rumour at this stage, word has it Mark McLinden will be a late inclusion on the bench for the Raiders first home game against the Dragons tomorrow afternoon.
The Raiders have gone with an all forwards bench so in the event of an injury to one of the Raiders backs, they could be found wanting with four forwards on the bench.
McLinden is on the comeback trail from turf toe which saw him undergo off-season surgery to rectify the problem. He has not played a game so far this season.
Raiders coach Matt Elliott has been impressed with McLindens rehabilitation which has seen him improve his speed and strength so he may be vital for the Raiders chances as they look to remain unbeaten and keep their position at the top of the NRL ladder.