The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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King suffered a sternum injury against the Warriors and will miss at least the next two premiership games against the Sharks and Storm at Brookvale Oval.
His place in the front row has been taken by hard working Daniel Heckenberg who played strongly against the Warriors from the bench.
In a reshuffle of his troops,coach Des Hasler has brought back Chad Randall to hooker with Shayne Dunley moving to the bench and shifted Anthony Watmough to the starting lineup with Sam Harris going to the bench.
The Manly NRL side is: Brett Stewart,Scott Donald,Terry Hill,Paul Stephenson,John Hopoate,Michael Witt,Michael Monaghan (c),Brent Kite,Chad Randall,Daniel Heckenberg,Steve Menzies,Anthony Watmough,Ben Kennedy. Replacements: Luke Williamson,Shane Dunley,Sam Harris,Kylie Leuluai.
Mark Lennon,Mitch Creary,Steve Matai,Karl Johnson,Jared Taylor,J.P.Cherry,Jeff Robson,Mark Bryant,Matt Ballin,Adam Cuthbertson,Kane Cleal,Nathan Tutt,Nathan Hollingsworth.Replacements: Jordan Macey,Matt Austin,Travis Burns,Gary White,Brad Dempsey,Daniel Watkins,Luke Sweeney,Sean Dalton,Mailangi Styles,Darren Peachey.
JERSEY FLEGG CUP
Josh Lewis,Ryan Cribb,James Donlan,Simon Yeo,Erhyn Taylor,Sam, Key (c),Brendan Crabb,Dan Molenaar,Joab Hull,Chris Trembath,Jacob Martin,Ina Papera,Josh Brown.Replacements: Wade Gilmour,Grant Jessop,Corey Kinsella,Michael Bowen,Mitch Taueli,Bryce Gearin,Jesse Shelley,Rob Clarkson.