The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Wigan Warriors can today confirm that their fifth round Carnegie Challenge Cup fixture against Whitehaven will take place on Monday 12th May, kicking off at 7.30pm at the JJB Stadium.
The match has been moved from the weekend with the consent of both the Whitehaven Club and the RFL. The change has arisen because of the media spotlight on the match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United which is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon in front of a worldwide TV audience and is likely to decide the FA Premiership Title.
Following recent unfounded media criticism of the JJB Stadium pitch directed at Rugby League and the potential worldwide media disaster for Rugby League if it rained on the Friday night and damage was caused to the pitch before Sunday