The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Nottingham Outlaws maintained their undefeated record in the Midlands Premier division with a 42-10 win over Bedford Tigers at The Bay. The Outlaws opened an entertaining game strongly laying siege to the Bedford line and were rewarded with two unconverted tries from Ben Thornton and Will Thomas. The visitors held out until Paul Calland crossed for his 17th try of the season converted by Thornton for a 14-0 lead.
Zander Peden maintained his try scoring run by pulling a score back for the Tigers but Oliver Crick crossed under the posts for Thornton to add the extras right on the whistle.
The Outlaws soon got into gear in the second period, Thomas scoring his second try of the game goaled by Thornton and when Steve McKinney sped in under the posts after 55 minutes, again converted by Thornton for a 32-4 lead the home support began to celebrate victory.
Tempers frayed as the match became scrappy and Thornton and Bedford