Junior Paulo has been selected in the NSW Blues squad for Game One.
The Eels' prop has been picked on the bench.
Paulo has been in stellar form for the Eels in all 12 games so far this season.
He has scored two tries, made 21 tackle breaks, 21 offloads and run for an average of 132 metres/game.
The 27-year-old represented his state for the first time in all three games last year.
The Blues are playing the series to reclaim the shield, after a shock loss in 2020.
Paulo entered camp today in Coogee, before Game 1 on June 9 at the MCG.
Game II: Sunday 27 June | Suncorp Stadium, Qld
Game III: Wednesday 14 July | Stadium Australia, NSW