The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Prop Danny Sculthorpe has succumbed to a number of injuries and needs to be rested so Ricky Bibey takes his spot in the starting line-up with Kevin Brown brought in on the bench.
Coach Stuart Raper said,
"We were hoping for the first time to have the same seventeen but after what Danny has been through he needed a break and some time to heal. I am excited to give Kevin Brown some Rugby League against Halifax.
As regard to the other injuries I am hopeful Sean O Loughlin and Craig Smith will return next week and Brett Dallas who was misreported in coming back on Friday has a good chance for the Leeds game."
The Warriors will line-up:
Shaun Briscoe Brian Carney Paul Johnson David Hodgson Jamie Ainscough Nick Graham Adrian Lam Terry O'Connor Terry Newton Ricky Bibey Mick Cassidy Danny Tickle Andrew Farrell
Graham Emmerson - Wigan Warriors Press Officer.