Lawrence to lead young City side

Wests Tigers vice-captain Chris Lawrence has been named captain of the 2016 NSW KARI City Origin side, which features 10 debutants.

Penrith are heavily represented with five Panthers players in Josh Mansour, Tyrone Peachey, Leilani Latu, Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Bryce Cartwright all selected, while the Wests Tigers (Lawrence, Kyle Lovett, Curtis Sironen, David Nofoaluma) supplied four players.

Sea Eagles forward Jake Trbojevic was initially named, but failed a fitness test and has been replaced in the squad by Tigers winger Nofoaluma.

Watch City Origin coach Brad Fittler call David Nofoluma to tell him he is in the squad

Country side named

2016 City Origin side (in alphabetical order)

Nathan Brown (Rabbitohs)
Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Panthers)
Bryce Cartwright (Panthers)
Addin Fonua-Blake (Sea Eagles)
Aaron Gray (Rabbitohs)
Clint Gutherson (Eels)                 
Leilani Latu (Panthers)
Chris Lawrence (c, Wests Tigers)
Kyle Lovett (Wests Tigers)
Ryan Matterson (Roosters)
Josh Mansour (Panthers)
David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers)
Tyrone Peachey (Panthers)
Nathan Peats (Eels)
Aidan Sezer (Raiders)
Curtis Sironen (Wests Tigers)
Tom Symonds (Sea Eagles)
Chad Townsend (Sharks)