The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Queensland have named a side without Lote Tuqiri as he has to face the match review committe over a lifting incident from yesterdays loss to St George Illawarra.
Queensland have made several changes to the side comprehensively beaten by New South Wales last week. Gone are John Buttegeig, John Doyle, Kevin Campion, Clinton Schifcofske, Carl Webb with Petero Civoniceva unavailable through injury. In come Justin Hodges, Steven Price, Travis Norton, P J Marsh and Chris Beattie.
The new look side has a lot more flair but decidedly less grunt up front. New South Wales will start as firm favourites for this match but Queensland can never be written off.
A full preview and player matchup will be available closer to game time, once team changes are finalised.