The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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The Dragons welcome the return of Origin rep Shaun Timmins for their round 23 Telstra Premiership clash with the Sharks at Toyota Park this Saturday.
Timmins missed last week's 30-20 loss to the Warriors because of suspension, along with interchange forward Ashton Sims. Teenage winger Ben Creagh, who made his NRL debut last week in Timmins' absence, will return to Premier League.
The Dragons, currently in ninth, beat the second-last Sharks 28-12 at Oki Jubilee Stadium on May 4.
TEAM LIST - Saturday, August 16 - Toyota Park 7.30pm NRL: DRAGONS V SHARKS 5.30pm Premier League: Dragons v Sharks
NRL (Rd 23) Coach: Nathan Brown 1 Ben HORNBY 2. Nathan BLACKLOCK 3. David HOWELL 4. Matt COOPER 5. John WILSHERE 6. Shaun TIMMINS 7. Brett FIRMAN 8. Chris LEIKVOLL 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Ian DONNELLY 11. Luke BAILEY 12. Lance THOMPSON (c) 13. Henry PERENARA INTERCHANGE 14. Ashton SIMS 15. Brent KITE 16. Dean YOUNG 17. Craig STAPLETON 18. John CROSS * ONE TO BE OMITTED
Premier League (Rd 19) Coach: Michael Potter 1. Lee BENNETT 2. Ben CREAGH 3. Chris NERO 4. Mark CHRISTENSEN 5 Etuate UAISELE 6. Don DICKSON 7. Dean BYRNE 8. Jason ELLEM 9. Damien BOWER 10. Steven SOUTHERN 11. Bryan NORRIE 12. Nathan TUTT 13. Ryan POWELL INTERCHANGE 15. Robbie SIMPSON 16. Peter ELLIS 17. Josh ESSEX 21. Shaun VIDITO 22. Lachlan RUSSELL 23. Shane LALOATA