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Players snubbed as historic Blues side is announced for State of Origin

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QLD Coach Kevin Walters caused a bit of controversy when not naming Origin greats Darius Boyd and Matt Scott but Blues Coach Brad Fittler has made even more changes for the State of Origin clash.

The historic 11-debutant roster was announced at Sydney’s Star Casino Monday night.

“I think it’s a team that has picked itself. We put reputations aside and these guys have been the best in NSW,” Fittler said.

“The thing we spoke about is the team comes first, thats why these guys were picked, that’s how they play for their club and they will play for NSW.”

NSW team
1. James Tedesco
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3 James Roberts
4. Latrell Mitchell
5. Tom Trbojevic
6. James Maloney
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
9. Damien Cook
10. David Klemmer
11. Boyd Cordner (capt)
12. Tyson Frizell
13. Jack de Belin

Interchange:
14. Paul Vaughan
15. Jake Trbojevic
16. Angus Crichton
17. Tyrone Peachey
18. Tariq Sims
19. Nick Cotric

But it won’t be all smooth sailing for the NSW Side. James Roberts will be fighting fit to overcome an Achilles Tendon problem. Forward Jack De Belin also struggling with an aggravated hip strain.

Macquarie Sports Radio’s Beau Ryan was there when the team was announced.. His dinner date on Instagram @therealbeauryan was a little questionable..

Image: Brendon Thorne

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