Five Panthers players picked for Blues ahead of Origin I

Jarome Luai at NSW training last year. Photo: NRL Images.
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Two stunning weeks of form from Jarome Luai has seen the Penrith five-eighth retain his spot in the NSW team for Origin I in Adelaide next week.

He is one of five Penrith players named in the team by coach Brad Fittler this morning.

Nathan Cleary, Liam Martin, Brian To’o and Isaah Yeo are also in the team.

Three players will make their NSW debuts. Dally M Medallist and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks halfback Nicho Hynes, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs prop Tevita Pangai Junior and Canberra Raiders back-rower Hudson Young will wear the sky blue for the first time.

South Sydney Rabbitohs centre Campbell Graham has been named as 18th player.

Blues squad for Origin I 

Josh Addo-Carr (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
Tyson Frizell (Newcastle Knights)
Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
Nicho Hynes (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers)
Jarome Luai (Penrith Panthers)
Liam Martin (Penrith Panthers)
Latrell Mitchell (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Tevita Pangai Junior (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
James Tedesco (c) (Sydney Roosters)
Brian To’o (Penrith Panthers)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Isaah Yeo (Penrith Panthers)
Hudson Young (Canberra Raiders)

Nathan Cleary playing for New South Wales. Photo: NRL Photos.

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