NRL Rd 11 - Titans v Panthers
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Stephen Crichton of the Panthers scores a try during the round 11 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Penrith Panthers at Cbus Super Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Former New South Wales No.9 Michael Ennis has named his 17-man Blues side to face Queensland for Game 1 of the upcoming Origin series in November.

The Fox League analyst had plenty of surprising selections for Brad Fittler’s side, dropping Eels veteran Blake Ferguson, naming Penrith young gun Stephen Crichton and handing Jake Trbojevic a positional change.

Cody Walker and Api Koroisau failed to make the lineup, with Ennis stating the pair would be the next two names to come into the side if any forced changes were made.

Along with Ferguson, Ennis claimed Newcastle forward Daniel Saifiti and Raiders star Nick Cotric were also unlucky to miss an inclusion.

Michael Ennis’ NSW side for Game 1:

1 James Tedesco

2 Josh Addo-Carr

3 Jack Wighton

4 Tom Trbojevic

5 Daniel Tupou

6 Luke Keary

7 Nathan Cleary

8 Jake Trbojevic

9 Damien Cook

10 David Klemmer

11 Boyd Cordner

12 Tyson Frizell

13 Cameron Murray


14 Dale Finucane

15 Wade Graham

16 Payne Hass

17 Stephen Crichton


  1. If Tom Trbojevic pulls out surely Clint Gutherson gets a start or on the bench instead of Chrichton….Not sure Klemmer or Frizell have done enough…Nathan Brown was born for Origin

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