The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Penrith Panthers coach John Lang has named a strong squad to take on the North Queensland Cowboys despite losing some of his regular first graders to origin. Played up at Townsville this Saturday night the Panthers will face a charged up Cowboys outfit looking to make it 3 games without a loss. Coach Lang has made some interesting positional changes, slotting his star centre Ryan Girdler into the 5/8th position and Amos Roberts at fullback. Saturdays game will also see 2 Puletuas on the feild with Tony named in the run on and Frank making the bench. Coach Langs team is;
1. Amos Roberts, 2. Trent Clayton, 3. Paul Whatuira, 4. Danny Galea, 5. Luke Rooney, 6. Ryan Girdler (c), 7. Preston Campbell, 8. Joel Clinton, 9. Luke Priddis, 10. Martin Lang, 11. Joe Galuvao, 12. Tony Puletua, 13. Shane Rodney. Interchange: 14. Frank Puletua, 15. Jason Wrigley, 16. Luke Swain, 17. Frank Pritchard.