The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Melbourne Storm kicks-off their premiership defence this Monday night, March 17th at the Telstra Dome with a Round 1 clash against top-four team from 2007, the New Zealand Warriors, with a mountain of pre-game entertainment organised to please every taste.
The game, as always, will be contested for the Michael Moore Trophy, named after the inaugural Football Manager who tragically died in Auckland after the Storm played the Warriors in Round 1 of 2000.
Moore was an extremely popular member of staff who has often been described as the heart-and-soul of the club. His wife Tracey will present the winning captain with the Michael Moore Trophy after the game.
Preceding the first-grade clash will be the very first game the Storm