29 Jun 2010

Blues pick baby props

6:21 am on 29 June 2010

The New South Wales selectors have named three debutant front-rowers in a Blues side which will seek to deny Queensland a clean sweep of rugby league's State of Origin series next month.

The Manly co-captain Jason King, Cronulla's Kade Snowden and Parramatta's Tim Mannah, who was named on the bench, will be asked to provide go-forward for the Blues with Michael Weyman unavailable through suspension and Brett White dropped.

They will join Penrith winger Michael Gordon, in playing their first Origin game on July 7, among eight changes to the side humiliated 34-6 in Brisbane..

The team is: Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, Michael Jennings, Beau Scott, Michael Gordon, Trent Barrett (capt), Mitchell Pearce, Jason King, Michael Ennis, Kade Snowden, Luke Lewis, Paul Gallen, Greg Bird. Interchange: Kurt Gidley, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Tim Mannah, Anthony Watmough.