The New South Wales Rugby League has today announced their side for the Under-20 Origin game against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, May 31.
Eleven players involved in the Junior Kangaroos’ victory over the Junior Kiwis earlier this month have been named, while three players (Curtis Scott, Reuben Garrick and Nat Butcher) return from last year’s win over Queensland.
St George Illawarra lead the way with four selections, while Cronulla are close behind in second with three players chosen.
Danny Buderus takes over as head coach from Dean Pay, who coached the side since 2012.
The Junior Blues will be looking for their sixth straight Under-20s Origin victory.
2017 NSW Under-20 Origin side
1 Nick Meaney (Newcastle Knights)
2 Isaac Lumelume (Cronulla Sharks)
3 Jesse Ramien (Cronulla Sharks)
4 Curtis Scott (Melbourne Storm)
5 Reuben Garrick (St George Illawarra Dragons)
6 Jai Field (St George Illawarra Dragons)
7 Troy Dargan (Parramatta Eels)
8 Emre Guler (Canberra Raiders)
9 Reece Robson (St George Illawarra Dragons)
10 Blake Lawrie (St George Illawarra Dragons)
11 Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
12 Jack Murchie (Canberra Raiders)
13 Nat Butcher (Sydney Roosters)
14 Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters)
15 Ray Stone (Parramatta Eels)
16 Stefano Hala (Penrith Panthers)
17 Billy Magoulias (Cronulla Sharks)
18 Jai Whitbread (Brisbane Broncos)
Coach: Danny Buderus