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Three NSW VB Blues incumbents highlight a KARI City Origin boasting a wealth of NRL talent and experience, named by coach Brad Fittler today.

While Paul Gallen will make a much-anticipated return to representative Rugby League as captain, he will join senior Panthers players Matt Moylan and James Tamou, both of whom played State of Origin in 2016. Exciting Origin hopefuls Tyrone Peachey, Bryce Cartwright and Nathan Cleary will make up the remainder of five Panthers included in the squad.

View the 2017 VB Country Origin team here

Renowned speedster Josh Addo-Carr and good Dragons signing Cameron McInnes are two players who will make their senior representative debuts, along with Newcastle fan favourite Nathan Ross. While the team is subject to change, it makes for a strong side heading into the final Country v City clash at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Sports Complex on Sunday, 7 May.

The 2017 KARI City Origin squad is as follows:

1. Matt Moylan – Penrith Panthers

2. Clint Gutherson – Parramatta Eels

3. Nathan Ross - Newcastle Knights

4. Tyrone Peachey - Penrith Panthers

5. Josh Addo-Carr - Melbourne Storm

6. Bryce Cartwright - Penrith Panthers

7. Chad Townsend - Cronulla Sharks

8. James Tamou - Penrith Panthers

9. Cameron McInnes - St George Illawarra Dragons

10. Paul Gallen (c) - Cronulla Sharks

11. Curtis Sironen - Manly Sea Eagles

12. David Gower - Parramatta Eels

13. Hame Sele - St George Illawarra Dragons

14. Joseph Paulo - Cronulla Sharks

15. Nathan Cleary - Penrith Panthers

16. Pauli Pauli - Newcastle Knights

17. Jake Marketo - St George Illawarra Dragons

Secure your seat at the final ever Country-City clash in Mudgee on Sunday, 7 May. Purchase tickets today to witness history as the curtain draws on a great Rugby League tradition.

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