The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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When the Vodafone Warriors take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Ericsson Stadium this Sunday, Francis Meli and Wairangi Koopu will be playing in their 50th NRL game.
On his milestone, Koopu added, "I started my career here at the Warriors, and it will be great to play in my 50th game in front of a home crowd."
Meli commented, "Playing 50 NRL games for the one Club is something I am proud of."
There have been no injuries following last weeks nail biter at Brookvale oval against the Sea Eagles. Coach Daniel Anderson has named an unchanged 18-man squad for this weekends game.
The Vodafone Warriors squad to play Souths this Saturday at Ericsson is:
1. Motu Tony 2. Henry Faafili 3. John Carlaw 4. Clinton Toopi 5. Francis Meli 6. Lance Hohaia 7. Stacey Jones 8. Jerry Seuseu 9. PJ Marsh 10. Mark Tookey 11. Logan Swann 12. Wairangi Koopu 13. Monty Betham ?
Interchange: 14. Justin Murphy 15. Evarn Tuimavave 16. Sione Faumuina 17. Vincent Anderson 20. Iafeta Paleaaesina