The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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The Roosters stole victory in front of a 15, 197 strong crowd after Anthony Tupou crashed over for the match winner in the 78th minute.
Man of the match Mitchell Pearce set up the final attack pulling off a brilliant 40/20 kick from a tight angle.
There was early drama in the match when captain Craig Fitzgibbon went off the field left in a daze after he copped a solid knock to his head, not returning for the rest of the game.
The loudest cheers of the opening exchanges were reserved for Willie Mason