NRL journalist Buzz Rothfield has revealed his New South Wales Origin side for Game 1, with a number of big omissions from last year’s side.
Rothfield has handed Cameron McInnes the No. 9 jersey, although we’ll give Buzz the benefit of the doubt, and say it’s just a typo he’s still got McInnes at the Rabbitohs (he’s been at the Dragons since 2017!)
Tom Trbojevic, Euan Aitken, Jack de Belin, Paul Vaughan and Reagan Campbell-Gillard would all be making their Origin debuts alongside McInnes, which would make this Blues squad a very young, inexperienced one.
Had an early crack at picking an Origin side in@my column tomorrow – casualties from last year include Woods, Peats, Hayne, Bird, Ferguson, Jackson pic.twitter.com/YB8KKpMkq9
— BUZZ ROTHFIELD (@BuzzRothfield) April 8, 2018