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The Blues’ 28-4 victory in the opening game in Brisbane three weeks ago has put them in the box seat to claim just their second series victory since 2005.
However, standing in the way of the Blues getting that second hand on the trophy is a vastly improved Queensland side which has made several changes from their Game I side as they attempt to save the series behind enemy lines.
The only forced change for the Maroons is that of Anthony Milford, who suffered a shoulder injury in the Broncos’ 24-18 win over the Rabbitohs on June 9.
The prognosis of six weeks means he is no chance of earning a recall for the third game in Brisbane, which the Maroons hope will be a decider on their home soil.
Other than that, the Maroons have made six other changes following their poor Game I showing, with Corey Oates, Sam Thaiday, Nate Myles, Aidan Guerra, Justin O’Neill and Jacob Lillyman all paying the price.
Experienced pair Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston both return after they missed Game I due to injury, and their presence could be the difference between the side forcing a decider on home soil or surrendering the Origin shield for just the second time since 2005.
Gavin Cooper also returns for his second game, after debuting in the dead rubber match last year.
Four players will make their Origin debut – Valentine Holmes, Coen Hess, Tim Glasby and Jarrod Wallace – as the Maroons attempt to keep the series alive in front of an expected pro-Blue crowd of over 80,000 at ANZ Stadium.
On the other hand, the Blues have named an unchanged line-up for the first time in over two decades, as they look to clinch the State of Origin shield in front of their fans for the second time in four years.
First-year captain Boyd Cordner has the chance to become the first man since Danny Buderus in 2004 to win a series for New South Wales in his first year as the Blues’ captain.
It would be quite an achievement considering he only became co-captain of the Sydney Roosters at the start of the year.
For Jarryd Hayne, it will be his first match at ANZ Stadium since he famously ran the ball dead into the cheersquad at full-time of the second game in 2014, signifying the end of eight years of Origin misery.
New South Wales Blues: James Tedesco, Brett Morris, Josh Dugan, Jarryd Hayne, Blake Ferguson, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Aaron Woods, Nathan Peats, Andrew Fifita, Boyd Cordner (c), Josh Jackson, Tyson Frizell.
Interchange: David Klemmer, Wade Graham, Jake Trbojevic, Jack Bird. 18th man: Matt Moylan. 19th man: Jack de Belin McLean. 20th man: Tom Trbojevic. Coach: Laurie Daley.
Queensland Maroons: Billy Slater, Valentine Holmes*, Will Chambers, Darius Boyd, Dane Gagai, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Dylan Napa, Cameron Smith (c), Jarrod Wallace*, Gavin Cooper, Matt Gillett, Josh McGuire.
Interchange: Michael Morgan, Josh Papalii, Coen Hess*, Tim Glasby*. 18th man: Cameron Munster. Coach: Kevin Walters.