The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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North Queensland v Gold Coast
It all moves along so quickly. Round 5 is upon us and with only weeks until the representative season and some clubs already seem in trouble whilst others appear to have turned around their poor form of last season. Two teams at either end of this spectrum face each other to open the weekend's football at Dairy Farmers Stadium in Townsville on Friday night.
The game within the game here is the battle between Jonathan Thurston and Scott Prince. Two of the game's great stars, captains and scheming halfbacks will no doubt bring their best in a bid to outplay each other and the winner of this skirmish will no doubt come away with the 2 points. Thurston too good for mine as the exhausted Titans take the field a little sluggish after their epic encounter in Canberra last week. Back to back away games take their toll.
My tip: North Queensland 20-16