The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Saturday, 24th September 2005
St George-Illawarra V Wests Tigers at Aussie Stadium, 7.45pm
DRAGONS: Clint Greenshields, Colin Best, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Wes Naiqama, Trent Barrett (c), Ben Hornby, Luke Bailey, Dean Young, Jason Ryles, Ben Creagh, Lance Thompson, Shaun Timmins. Interchange: Michael Henderson, Justin Poore, Corey Payne, Michael Ennis, Aston Simms (one to be omitted).
TIGERS: Brett Hodgson, Daniel Fitzhenry, Shane Elford, Paul Whatuira, Pat Richards, Benji Marshall, Scott Prince (c), Anthony Laffranchi, Robbie Farah, John Skandalis, Ben Galea, Mark O'Neill, Dene Halatau. Interchange: Liam Fulton, Chris Heighington, Bryce Gibbs, Todd Payten.
Sunday, 25th September 2005
Parramatta V North Queensland at Telstra Stadium, 4.00pm
EELS: Wade McKinnon, Luke Burt, Ben Smith, Timana Tahu, Eric Grothe, John Morris, Tim Smith, Nathan Cayless (c), Mark Riddell, Paul Stringer, Daniel Wagon, Glenn Morrison, Chad Robinson. Interchange: PJ Marsh, Dean Widders, Michael Vella, Adam Peek, Luke O'Dwyer, Fuifui Moimoi (subject to appeal), Aaron Cannings (three to be omitted).
COWBOYS: Matt Bowen, Ty Williams, Josh Hannay, Paul Bowman, Matt Sing, Johnathan Thurston, Brett Firman, Paul Rauhihi, Aaron Payne, Shane Tronc, Steve Southern, Luke O'Donnell, Travis Norton (c). Interchange: David Faiumu, Jacob Lillyman, Justin Smith, Mitchell Sargent, Rod Jensen (one to be omitted).
Referee: Steve Clark.