NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley has today awarded final player numbers and positions for the team ahead of State of Origin Game I at ANZ Stadium.

The final team sees Blake Ferguson combine with Michael Jennings on one edge, Josh Dugan and Josh Mansour on the other, while debutant Matt Moylan gets the nod for the fullback position.

Up front, Paul Gallen has returned to the front row – where he has played seven of his 21 Origin appearances to date – allowing Greg Bird to play at lock. It means Boyd Cordner will start in the second-row for the first time in his Origin career, while Josh Jackson will play on the edge for the first time.

That leaves a dangerous-looking bench consisting of debutant utility Dylan Walker and props James Tamou, David Klemmer and Andrew Fifita – the trio weighing in at around 350kg.

The full side for Origin I, 2016 is as follows:

No.

Name

NRL Club

D.O.B

Junior Club

Origin App

1

Matt Moylan

Penrith Panthers

16/6/1991

St Patricks Blacktown/ St Clair Comets

Nil

2

Blake Ferguson

Sydney Roosters

 
20/3/1990

Wellington Cowboys/ Earlwood Saints

1

3

Michael Jennings

Parramatta Eels

 
20/4/1988

St Marys/ West City Tigers

15

18

Josh Morris

Canterbury Bulldogs

 
23/8/1986

Kiama Knights

11

5

Josh Mansour

Penrith Panthers

 
17/6/1990

St Johns Eagles/ Kingsgrove Colts

Nil

6

James Maloney

Cronulla Sharks

 
15/6/1986

St Edwards Gosford

3

7

Adam Reynolds

South Sydney Rabbitohs

 
10/7/1990

Alexandria Rovers/ Kensington United

Nil

8

Aaron Woods

Wests Tigers

 
13/3/1991

Leichhardt Juniors

8

9

Robbie Farah

Wests Tigers

 
23/1/1984

Enfield Federals/ Leichhardt Wanderers

13

10

Paul Gallen (c)

Cronulla Sharks

 
14/8/1981

Wentworthville Magpies

21

11

Boyd Cordner

Sydney Roosters

 
9/6/1992

Old Bar Pirates

5

12

Josh Jackson

Canterbury Bulldogs

 
8/1/1991

Gulgong Terriers/ Mudgee Dragons

3

13

Greg Bird

Gold Coast Titans

 
10/2/1984

West Maitland Red Dogs/ Maitland Pumpkin Pickers

16

14

Dylan Walker

Manly Sea Eagles

 
27/9/1994

Mascot Jets

Nil

15

James Tamou

North Queensland Cowboys

 
13/12/1988

Paddington Tigers/ Levin Knights

11

16

David Klemmer

Canterbury Bulldogs

 
22/12/1993

All Saints Toongabbie

3

17

Andrew Fifita

Cronulla Sharks

 
28/6/1989

Griffith Waratahs/ St Patricks Blacktown

4

UPDATE: With Josh Dugan ruled out from Origin I with an elbow injury, Josh Morris is his replacement and will wear Jersey #18

 

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