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The time of the year has once again arrived, and while Queensland will be out to win a tenth series in the last eleven years, for New South Wales it will be all about redemption following their humiliating Game III defeat last year.
The series kicks off this Wednesday night when the Blues and Maroons do battle at ANZ Stadium, and with two games at home this year the Blues will have their best hope of winning just their second series since 2005, while the Maroons will be out to continue their Origin dominance under a new coach.
After a decade of dominance under Mal Meninga in which only one series was lost, Kevin Walters has taken over as Maroons coach following the former’s elevation to the head coaching role of the Australian Test team last December.
As we are about to see, the Maroons have made just three changes to the team that thrashed New South Wales 52-6 in the Game III last year, with only two debutants being blooded by Walters and Josh McGuire returning after an Achilles injury ended his 2015 season last June.
Corey Oates and Justin O’Neill make their debuts in the place of Will Chambers (injured) and Justin Hodges (retired) respectively, while McGuire replaces Jacob Lillyman who has paid the price for the New Zealand Warriors’ poor form in 2016.
Cooper Cronk has also been named but has been given until match day to prove his fitness after rolling his ankle during training last week.
However, should Cronk not be passed fit, rather than draft in Daly Cherry-Evans as a direct replacement it is understood Lillyman might win a recall while Michael Morgan moves from the bench into the starting side.
Position-wise, Darius Boyd (wing in Game III last year) and Greg Inglis (fullback) will change positions, with Boyd’s impressive form at fullback from the Broncos seeing him named there while Inglis settles in at centre.
Veteran Johnathan Thurston will line up for his 34th consecutive State of Origin match – continuing a remarkable streak which started in 2005 and has seen him feature in each and every one of the Maroons’ nine series victories in the process.
By contrast, the Blues have made three times as many changes as their northern counterparts, with four players to debut and two veterans, among others, to return after missing the decider (and in the case of Greg Bird, the series) last year.
However, one has been forced with centre Josh Dugan set to miss the entire Origin series after re-aggravating the elbow injury he suffered in the Dragons’ 34-24 loss to the Rabbitohs back in round eleven.
It means that the Bulldogs’ Josh Morris will come in as his direct replacement, and he has been tasked with trying to shut down his Maroons counterpart Greg Inglis, who had been out of form for the Rabbitohs until a switch to five-eighth sparked them in the aforementioned match against the Dragons two weeks ago.
One of four debutants, Panthers captain Matt Moylan, will fill the custodian role with fellow debutant and teammate Josh Mansour named on the wing. The other two debutants are Adam Reynolds (halfback) and Dylan Walker (interchange).
Roosters winger Blake Ferguson also returns for his first Origin match since 2013 after impressing in what has been a tough season for the tri-colours.
Once again there will be a new halves pairing with Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson making way for James Maloney and Reynolds, the former returning for the first time since 2013 after starring for the Sharks this season and the latter making his Origin debut after impressing for the Rabbitohs.
Coach Laurie Daley will be hoping that his latest halves experiment works out, with Pearce and Hodkinson both being omitted after neither fired in their series-deciding loss last year, in addition to their clubs suffering from poor form this season.
QLD Maroons: 1. Darius Boyd, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Greg Inglis, 4. Justin O’Neill, 5. Dane Gagai, 6. Johnathan Thurston, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Matt Scott, 9. Cameron Smith, 10. Nate Myles, 11. Aidan Guerra, 12. Matt Gillett, 13. Corey Parker, 14. Michael Morgan, 15. Sam Thaiday, 16. Josh Papalii, 17. Josh McGuire.
NSW Blues: Greg Bird, Boyd Cordner, Josh Dugan, Robbie Farah, Blake Ferguson, Andrew Fifita, Tyson Frizell, Paul Gallen, Josh Jackson, Michael Jennings, David Klemmer, James Maloney, Josh Mansour, Josh Morris, Matt Moylan, Adam Reynolds, James Tamou, Dylan Walker, Aaron Woods.