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 full strength side to play the N.Z Warriors at Telstra Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Returning from injury are forwards Luke Priddis , Joe Galuvao and Tony Puletua. The return of these 3 will give the Panthers a much increased strike power and will sharpen up the defence.
A make or break game for both sides with the winner advancing to the Grand Final to play either The Roosters or Bulldogs.
The team is :
1. Rhys Wesser, 2. Luke Lewis, 3. Ryan Girdler, 4. Paul Whatuira, 5. Luke Rooney, 6. Preston Campbell, 7. Craig Gower (c), 8. Joel Clinton, 9. Luke Priddis, 10. Martin Lang, 11. Joe Galuvao, 12. Tony Puletua, 13. Scott Sattler. Interchange (from): 14. Ben Ross, 15. Trent Waterhouse, 16. Shane Rodney, 17. Luke Swain, 18. Colin Ward. (one to be ommitted)