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State of Origin Team Lists: Game Three

Official squads and team lists for Game Three of the 2022 Ampol State of Origin series.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Maroons is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Blues is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Maroons is number 2 Selwyn Cobbo
    Winger for Blues is number 2 Brian To'o
  • Centre for Maroons is number 3 Valentine Holmes
    Centre for Blues is number 3 Matt Burton
  • Centre for Maroons is number 4 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Blues is number 4 Stephen Crichton
  • Winger for Maroons is number 5 Corey Oates
    Winger for Blues is number 5 Daniel Tupou
  • Five-Eighth for Maroons is number 6 Tom Dearden
    Five-Eighth for Blues is number 6 Jarome Luai
  • Halfback for Maroons is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Blues is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Maroons is number 8 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Blues is number 10 Jake Trbojevic
  • Hooker for Maroons is number 9 Ben Hunt
    Hooker for Blues is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Maroons is number 10 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Blues is number 16 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Maroons is number 11 Kurt Capewell
    2nd Row for Blues is number 11 Cameron Murray
  • 2nd Row for Maroons is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai
    2nd Row for Blues is number 12 Liam Martin
  • Lock for Maroons is number 16 Patrick Carrigan
    Lock for Blues is number 13 Isaah Yeo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Maroons is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
    Interchange for Blues is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Maroons is number 14 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Blues is number 14 Damien Cook
  • Interchange for Maroons is number 15 Jai Arrow
    Interchange for Blues is number 15 Angus Crichton
  • Interchange for Maroons is number 17 Tom Gilbert
    Interchange for Blues is number 17 Siosifa Talakai

Reserves

  • Replacement for Maroons is number 18 Thomas Flegler
    Replacement for Blues is number 18 Jack Wighton

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins

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Official Team News

Queensland

Team doctor Matt Hislop said on Wednesday that Kalyn Ponga (concussion) had passed all return to play protocols and would take his place at fullback while Cameron Munster (shoulder) was getting precautionary treatments from the team physio but is a certain starter in the decider. Ponga missed the Knights' game against the Titans on Friday but was given the all clear after seeing independent specialists in Newcastle on Monday. "He’s feeling fine. He will train with us as normal with no restrictions, so that’s good news," Hislop said.

Cowboys teenager Jeremiah Nanai moves into the starting side to cover for Felise Kaufusi, who is in America with his ill father. Nanai's fellow Cowboy Tom Gilbert will make his Origin debut from the bench. Maroons selectors have also added Cowboys flyer Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and Roosters playmaker Sam Walker to the squad.

 

New South Wales

Cowboys prop Jordan McLean will make his State of Origin debut in place of Payne Haas, who has succumbed to a shoulder injury. McLean played for the Kangaroos at the 2017 World Cup and will become the fifth-oldest player to debut for the Blues. Coach Brad Fittler has stuck solid with Stephen Crichton and Matt Burton in the centres so Jack Wighton has been named 18th Man after playing Game One and then missing Game Two with COVID. The Blues' extended bench includes Eels skipper Clint Gutherson, Sharks playmaker Nicho Hynes, Knights prop Jacob Saifiti and Cowboys hooker Reece Robson.

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