Panthers hooker Apisai Koroisau will wear the No.9 for New South Wales after he was named to start in Game Two of the 2022 Ampol State of Origin series by coach Brad Fittler.
With Damien Cook moved to the bench, Koroisau's inclusion at hooker will see seven Panthers players named in the starting line-up with Stephen Crichton and Liam Martin also set to start at centre and back row respectively.
Matt Burton will start opposite Crichton in the centres as he makes his Origin debut, replacing Jack Wighton, who was unavailable for selection due to Covid protocols.
Having missed out on the series opener, Manly forward Jake Trbojevic will return to the squad for Game Two and will start at prop alongside Payne Haas. Trbojevic has played 13 games for the Blues but has not featured in Brad Fittler's side since the opening game of the 2021 series.
Sharks powerhouse Siosifa Talakai will join Roosters forward Angus Crichton and Eels prop Junior Paulo on the bench, with Nicho Hynes named as 18th Man as he was for Game One. Joseph Suaalii, Jordan McLean, Clint Gutherson and Victor Radley will remain in the 22-man squad as reserves.
Trailing 1-0 in the series, the Blues will arrive in Perth on Monday as they begin preparations for Game Two on Sunday night.
Fullback for Blues is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Maroons is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
Winger for Blues is number 2 Brian To'oWinger for Maroons is number 2 Selwyn Cobbo
Centre for Blues is number 3 Matt BurtonCentre for Maroons is number 3 Valentine Holmes
Centre for Blues is number 4 Stephen CrichtonCentre for Maroons is number 4 Dane Gagai
Winger for Blues is number 5 Daniel TupouWinger for Maroons is number 5 Murray Taulagi
Five-Eighth for Blues is number 6 Jarome LuaiFive-Eighth for Maroons is number 6 Cameron Munster
Halfback for Blues is number 7 Nathan ClearyHalfback for Maroons is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
Prop for Blues is number 8 Payne HaasProp for Maroons is number 8 Lindsay Collins
Hooker for Blues is number 9 Apisai KoroisauHooker for Maroons is number 9 Ben Hunt
Prop for Blues is number 10 Jake TrbojevicProp for Maroons is number 10 Josh Papalii
2nd Row for Blues is number 11 Cameron Murray2nd Row for Maroons is number 11 Kurt Capewell
2nd Row for Blues is number 12 Liam Martin2nd Row for Maroons is number 12 Felise Kaufusi
Lock for Blues is number 13 Isaah YeoLock for Maroons is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
Interchange for Blues is number 14 Damien CookInterchange for Maroons is number 14 Harry Grant
Interchange for Blues is number 15 Angus CrichtonInterchange for Maroons is number 15 Jai Arrow
Interchange for Blues is number 16 Junior PauloInterchange for Maroons is number 16 Patrick Carrigan
Interchange for Blues is number 17 Siosifa TalakaiInterchange for Maroons is number 17 Jeremiah Nanai
Replacement for Blues is number 18 Nicholas HynesReplacement for Maroons is number 18 Tom Dearden
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins
Blues squad for Game Two
- James Tedesco, capt. (Sydney Roosters)
- Brian To’o (Penrith Panthers)
- Matt Burton (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
- Stephen Crichton (Penrith Panthers)
- Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
- Jarome Luai (Penrith Panthers)
- Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
- Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
- Apisai Koroisau (Penrith Panthers)
- Jake Trbojevic (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
- Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Liam Martin (Penrith Panthers)
- Isaah Yeo (Penrith Panthers)
- Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)
- Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
- Siosifa Talakai (Cronulla Sharks)
- Nicho Hynes (Cronulla Sharks)
- Joseph Suaalii (Sydney Roosters)
- Jordan McLean (North Queensland Cowboys)
- Clint Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)
- Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters)
Coach: Brad Fittler
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