The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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1 - Karmichael Hunt (Brisbane) - Was exhilarating in attack all night, constantly lingering on the fringe of the ruck looking for any opportunities to break the Knights defence. His brave pick up and run on a kick return was a sign of just how confident he is right now. 2 - Manu Vatuvei (Warriors) - Turned the tables on his horror performance from a year ago in the most dominant way possible. He shred the Parramatta defence out wide all game, his hands were as safe as ever and he was an ever present danger whenever the ball was in his hands. 3 - Joel Monaghan (Canberra) - Is in some hot form at the moment. He crossed for another 3 tries, was a threat under the high ball all game and carved up the Bulldogs fragile defences out wide. 4 - Steve Bell (Manly) - His straight running saw him break the Panthers line twice, and make huge in-roads into Penrith territory all game. He has hit a great patch of form at the right time of the season. 5 - Luke Covell (Cronulla) - Had one of the best games by a winger in many many years. He set up three tries with his astute kicking and was solid all night in defence as usual. He is in red hot form coming into the finals. 6 - Braith Anasta (Roosters) - He single-handedly steered the Roosters team in attack, setting up plays and the match winning try to keep the Dragons out of the game. 7 - Benji Marshall (Tigers) - He was stepping, jinking, passing, chip kicking with the youthful exuberance we associate with Benji when his confidence is high and he