The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Denis Betts has named a squad of nineteen for the trip,
Connolly Dallas Colbon Wild Aspinwall Hodgson Orr Lam C Smith M Smith Sculthorpe Tickle Hock O'Loughlin Newton Farrell Cassidy, Hansen Beswick
Wigan are without Full Back Kris Radlinski who has a thigh injury and Prop Terry O Connor who broke his hand in Friday's home win over Wakefield.
Talking about O'Connor, Betts said,
"It is a massive blow to the club and the player, his form has been fantastic, we seem to be running out of front rowers very quickly. Terry will be out for probably between six and eight weeks. Certain players now will put their hands up and roles need now to be filled. We have a good squad and we will run with it."
Wigan do though welcome back Skipper Andrew Farrell, Gary Connolly and Danny Sculthorpe who missed the action against the Wildcats.
Looking ahead to the trip to Hull, Denis added,
" We are looking forward to getting across to Hull, our form has been good for the last month or so but that has been at home, we now have to carry that to these away grounds. The KC Stadium is a better place to go than the Boulevard used to be, it's a nice stadium, like the JJB, so we will enjoy ourselves. If we win we will go equal third and if Hull win they can jump into third spot outright so they will be fighting hard."
Graham Emmerson - Wigan Warriors Media Manager