The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Australia's first Rugby League club, Newtown, joins three other 1908 Originals in contesting the World Sevens Qualifying Tournament at St Marys on Wednesday, 21st January.
Newtown, North Sydney, Balmain and Western Suburbs will be attempting to progress to the 2004 Cougar World Sevens at Aussie Stadium on January 24/25.
Newtown's first game is against the New Zealand Maoris at 3.20pm. Newtown was eliminated from the Jim Beam Cup Sevens tournament on Saturday at Windsor, but gave a good account of themselves, losing both of their matches in the dying moments of each game. Coach Trevor Schodel was very pleased with his players performances, given that there were only two players from the 2003 playing roster appearing for Newtown.