Wayne Bennett has made three changes to his Queensland Maroons side for State of Origin 3 next week, while his Blues counterpart Brad Fittler has opted for the same 17 that won Game 2.
Winger Phillip Sami has been dropped for Corey Allan after a horror showing for the Maroons on Wednesday, while debutant Harry Grant comes onto the bench for Ben Hunt for his Origin debut and Christian Welch returns to the starting side. Dunamis Lui moves to the interchange to make way for Welch, and Moeaki Fotuaika drops out of the side entirely.
Both Cameron Munster and Josh Addo-Carr have been named to play despite being under injury clouds. Munster picked up a head knock early in Game 2 and played no further part in the match, while Addo-Carr was seen in a moon boot due to toe bruising.
With Allan named on the wing, there is some speculation Bennett could make further changes to his side still, moving the debutant to fullback and shifting Valentine Holmes out wide, where he has been spotted in training for the Maroons this week.
The only changes to the NSW squad have come on the reserves list, where Ryan Papenhuyzen, Jarome Luai and Nick Cotric have been named for the first time this series. Cameron McInnes is also on the extended bench.
|Queensland Maroons||Number||NSW Blues|
|Valentine Holmes||1||James Tedesco (c)|
|Xavier Coates||2||Daniel Tupou|
|Kurt Capewell||3||Clint Gutherson|
|Dane Gagai||4||Jack Wighton|
|Corey Allan||5||Josh Addo-Carr|
|Cameron Munster||6||Cody Walker|
|Daly Cherry-Evans (c)||7||Nathan Cleary|
|Christian Welch||8||Daniel Saifiti|
|Jake Friend||9||Damien Cook|
|Josh Papalii||10||Payne Haas|
|Felise Kaufusi||11||Angus Crichton|
|Jaydn Su’A||12||Tyson Frizell|
|Tino Faasuamaleaui||13||Jake Trbojevic|
|Harry Grant||14||Dale Finucane|
|Lindsay Collins||15||Nathan Brown|
|Jai Arrow||16||Junior Paulo|
|Dunamis Lui||17||Isaah Yeo|
|Ben Hunt||18||Ryan Papenhuyzen|
|Edrick Lee||19||Jarome Luai|
|Moeaki Fotuaika||20||Cameron McInnes|
|Brenko Lee||21||Nick Cotric|
MORE TO COME…