The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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This week we have a talented bunch of players with some playing out of their regular spot, but can certainly handle the task at hand. Looking at the squad, some selections may come as a surprise to the untrained eye. But here at LU, our keen live updaters give us the goods on the best players in each game, and that?s what we?re all about. So here?s the Round 10 League Unlimited Team of the Week and let me give you the tip, you?d be hard pressed to outgun this mob!
Fullback - M Bowen (Cowboys) Absolutely sensational on Saturday night and kept North Queensland in the game right up until the last five minutes. He was everywhere, running, kicking, catching balls and it?s no surprise to see him on the bench for Queensland. Joint leader with Matt Orford in the LU Player of the Year Awards.
Centre - B Webb (Warriors) Generally a fullback, but Webby slots into the centres this week after a good performance coming back from injury. It's just too hard to squeeze out Bowen this week, and Webb's versatility helps his out here.
Wing - H El Masri (Bulldogs) What a game for Hazem! A regular fixture this year on the wing for the LU Team of the week, he scored all the Bulldogs points at the weekend and was the first to notch up 100 points for the season.
Five-eighth - J Smith (Raiders) Evergreen veteran who always has a smile on his face and a positive outlook. Smith has been great for us so far this year, featuring regularly in the LU Team of the week. Smart and patient.
Halfback - M Orford (Storm) Has continued to play a pivotal role for the Storm this season, and although he?s been snubbed by other selectors, he gets the nod this week for out team. Joint leader with Matt Bowen in the LU Player of the Year Awards and happens to be a former winner.
Second-row - S Menzies (Sea Eagles) Beaver is in vintage form and has been named 18th man in the Origin squad. Some may feel he?s a little hard done by there, but the news was easier to take for the Manly-bred veteran when we called out his name this week in the backrow.
Prop - A Laffranchi (Tigers) Played himself to a stand-still against the Knights and laid the platform for his club to turn around a four-match losing streak. He?ll combine well with Bailey in the front row for LU and we?re happy to have him onboard.
This bench shows plenty of skill (Hunt and Kimmorley) along with some good old fashioned grit (Nutley and Turner) and rounds out the 10th Team of the Week for Season 2005 in fine fashion.