The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Tonga is in the same pool as the All Blacks.
It is understood contractual matters with the Bulls are the only remaining stumbling block.
Vainikolo last played for the Kiwis in 2000, while Vaikona was selected for last year's end of season tour to the UK but pulled out with a ruptured Achilles tendon.