NSW unveils side for Origin opener

Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner will become the 19th player to captain the NSW Origin side when he leads the Blues onto Suncorp Stadium for Game One of the State of Origin Series next week.

Cordner has made six Origin appearances for NSW since debuting in 2013 and will lead a team boasting a mix of youth and experience.

The team was announced last night in Sydney.


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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.

TEAM LIST: NSW VB BLUES, Game One
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

INTERCHANGE PLAYERS

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

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