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NSW Blues announce team for Game I

Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner will become the 19th player to captain the NSW Origin side when he leads the VB Blues onto Suncorp Stadium for Game One of the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series (31 May).

Cordner, who has made six Origin appearances for NSW since debuting in 2013, will lead a team boasting a mix of youth and experience announced at NSWRL’s annual True Blues Dinner at The Star Sydney on Monday night.

Jarryd Hayne, Mitchell Pearce and Brett Morris return to the Origin arena, while Nathan Peats and Jake Trbojevic are set to make their Origin debuts next Wednesday night.

Additional players Matt Moylan, Jordan McLean and Jack De Belin will join the team in camp at Kingscliff.


1 James Tedesco Wests Tigers
2 Blake Ferguson Sydney Roosters
3 Josh Dugan St George Illawarra Dragons
4 Jarryd Hayne Gold Coast Titans
5 Brett Morris Canterbury Bulldogs
6 James Maloney Cronulla Sharks
7 Mitchell Pearce Sydney Roosters
8 Aaron Woods Wests Tigers
9 Nathan Peats Gold Coast Titans
10 Andrew Fifita Cronulla Sharks
11 Josh Jackson Canterbury Bulldogs
12 Boyd Cordner (C) Sydney Roosters
13 Tyson Frizell St George Illawarra Dragons
14 David Klemmer Canterbury Bulldogs
15 Wade Graham Cronulla Sharks
16 Jake Trbojevic Manly Sea Eagles
17 Jack Bird Cronulla Sharks
18 Matt Moylan Penrith Panthers
19 Jordan McLean Melbourne Storm
20 Jack De Belin St George Illawarra Dragons