The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Coach Ricky Stuart has named a 19 man squad that will head down to Melbourne this weekend to take on the Storm. Michael Crocker & Chris Walker are both surprise inclusions in the squad, and could play from the bench on Sunday.
Otherwise no major changes have been made to the Roosters side which beat the Knights 2 weeks ago.
Crocker has been out with an A.C. joint injury he sustained in the Bulldogs game some weeks ago, and was not expected to be back for at least another week.
Walker impressed at fullback for the Roosters First Division side last week, scoring a try early in the match.
It will be a tough decision to eliminate any player from the 6 man bench - as they have each been in top form.
Fullback Anthony Minichiello Left Wing Shannon Hegarty Left Center Justin Hodges Right Center Ryan Cross Right Wing Todd Byrne Five-Eigth Brad Fittler Halfback Brett Finch Prop Jason Cayless Hooker Craig Wing Prop Peter Cusack Second Row Adrian Morley Second Row Craig Fitzgibbon Lock Luke Ricketson Reserve Todd Payten Reserve Chris Flannery Reserve Chad Robinson Reserve Michael Crocker Reserve Stuart Webb Reserve Chris Walker