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.
Players like Aaron Woods, Jack Bird, Josh Jackson and Blake Ferguson have been left out, with some interesting selections to say the least.
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