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Full team lists: Saifiti named in NSW side

Brad Fittler and Wayne Bennett have both confirmed their initial 21-man squads for Wednesday night's opening State of Origin clash.

nib Newcastle Knights prop Daniel Saifiti has been named to start in the front row for the Blues.

As for the Maroons, Edrick Lee and Hymel Hunt will have to wait at least another week for their Origin debuts, however Bennett will take eight debutants to the Adelaide Oval.

Hunt remains a chance of playing after being named in jersey No.21 on Queensland's extended bench.

Meanwhile, Clint Gutherson has won the race for the vacant NSW centre position, left open with the withdrawal of Tom Trbojevic due to injury.

James Tedesco has been named to start at fullback for the Blues and will face a fitness test over the weekend, while fullback contender Ryan Papenhuyzen has been ruled out with a calf complaint.


New South Wales

1. James Tedesco 

2. Daniel Tupou

3. Clint Gutherson 

4. Jack Wighton 

5. Josh Addo-Carr 

6. Luke Keary 

7. Nathan Cleary

8. Daniel Saifiti

9. Damien Cook 

10. Junior Paulo

11. Tyson Frizell

12. Boyd Cordner (c)

13. Jake Trbojevic


14. Cody Walker

15. Payne Haas

16. Cameron Murray

17. Angus Crichton


18. Cameron McInnes

19. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

20. Nathan Brown

21. Zac Lomax

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1. AJ Brimson

2. Xavier Coates

3. Brenko Lee

4. Dane Gagai

5. Phillip Sami

6. Cameron Munster

7. Daly Cherry-Evans

8. Christian Welch

9. Jake Friend

10. Josh Papalii

11. Coen Hess

12. Felise Kaufusi

13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui


14. Ben Hunt

15. Lindsay Collins

16. Jai Arrow

17. Jaydn Su'A


18. Kurt Capewell

19. Moeaki Fotuaika

20. Dunamis Lui

21. Hymel Hunt