The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Manly's Lyon hopes to escape escape a one-match suspension for a dangerous throw over a tackle on Parramatta's Eric Grothe, who's indicated he will speak in Lyon's favour at the judiciary tomorrow night.
Johnson faces a one match suspension on a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit on Bulldogs forward Reni Maitua during Melbourne's NRL win at Olympic Park last night. Unless he successfully contests the charge, or can get it downgraded, at the judiciary tomorrow night, he will miss the first Origin match against NSW at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday week.
Mason says Mullen was destined to play Origin and believes the youngster will shine after being given his chance. Mason says he felt his Bulldogs teammate Hazem El Masri had done enough to be selected, but says selectors are opting for larger stronger wingers like Jarryd Hayne.