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State of Origin teams named for Game III

The State of Origin teams have been announced for Game III.

The Blues will be gunning for an historic whitewash having wrapped up the series with a 26-0 win in Game II at Suncorp Stadium.

Due to the injuries to Panthers duo Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai, Mitchell Moses has been called into the squad to make his debut at halfback.

Jack Wighton will partner Moses in the halves having featured in the first two games off the bench.

Newcastle's Daniel Saifiti has retained his spot, starting in the front-row.

Apisai Koroisau will also debut off bench in the number 14 jumper.

Melbourne's Nicho Hynes has been rewarded for his impressive form, named on the extended bench.

For Queensland, Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga has returned to the side in the number one position.

Kurt Mann has also been called into the squad, named on the extended bench.

Queensland will be playing for pride and will hope to save themselves from a series whitewash.

Paul Green has given Cowboys sensation, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, his first chance in the Queensland jersey having been named in the centres.

The only other changes include AJ Brimson coming back onto the bench and Kurt Capewell moving to second-row.

NSW Team

1. James Tedesco (c) - Sydney Roosters

2. Brian To'o - Penrith Panthers

3. Latrell Mitchell - South Sydney Rabbitohs

4. Tom Trbojevic - Manly Sea Eagles

5. Josh Addo-Carr - Melbourne Storm

6. Jack Wighton - Canberra Raiders

7. Mitchell Moses - Parramatta Eels

8. Daniel Saifiti - Newcastle Knights

9. Damien Cook - South Sydney Rabbitohs

10. Junior Paulo - Parramatta Eels

11. Cameron Murray - South Sydney Rabbitohs

12. Tariq Sims - St George Illawarra Dragons

13. Isaah Yeo - Penrith Panthers


14. Apisai Koroisau - Penrith Panthers

15. Angus Crichton - Sydney Roosters

16. Payne Haas - Brisbane Broncos

17. Liam Martin - Penrith Panthers

18. Dale Finucane - Melbourne Storm

19. Nicho Hynes - Melbourne Storm

QLD Team

1. Kalyn Ponga - Newcastle Knights

2. Valentine Holmes - North Queensland Cowboys

3. Dane Gagai - South Sydney Rabbitohs

4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow - North Queensland Cowboys

5. Xavier Coates - Brisbane Broncos

6. Cameron Munster - Melbourne Storm

7. Daly Cherry-Evans - Manly Sea Eagles

8. Christian Welch - Melbourne Storm

9. Ben Hunt - St George Illawarra Dragons

10. Josh Papalii - Canberra Raiders

11. Kurt Capewell - Penrith Panthers

12. Felise Kaufusi - Melbourne Storm

13. Jai Arrow - South Sydney Rabbitohs


14. AJ Brimson - Gold Coast Titans

15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui - Gold Coast Titans

16. Moeaki Fotuaika - Gold Coast Titans

17. David Fifita - Gold Coast Titans

18. Francis Molo - North Queensland Cowboys

19. Kurt Mann - Newcastle Knights

20. Thomas Flegler - Brisbane Broncos