The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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There is still no Stacey Jones in the Warriors team to play the Penrith Panthers in a pre-season NRL game at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday.
Jones is still recovering from injury and will probably be back for the first competition match against the Brisbane Broncos on March 14th.
Seven of the youngsters who fronted against St George-Illawarra get a second chance.
New signings Danny Sullivan and Matt Jobson both start, while Paul Dezolt is on the bench along with teenagers Shaun Metcalf and Aoterangi Herangi.
The starting side is:
Justin Murphy Henry Fa'afili Vinnie Anderson Tony Martin Vince Mellars Jerome Ropati Marcus Perenara Iafeta Paleaaesina Monty Betham (captain) Matt Jobson Epalahame Lauaki Sione Faumuina Awen Guttenbeil.
The reserves are: Jerry Seuseu, Mark Tookey, Danny Sullivan, Shaun Metcalf, Aoterangi Herangi, Paul Dezolt, Louis Anderson and Shannon Stowers.