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State of Origin Late Mail: Game Three

All the official latest team news, injury updates and more for Game Three of the 2022 Ampol State of Origin series.

Latest team news

Queensland 

A late change for the Maroons with Patrick Carrigan to start with Tino Fa'asuamaleaui moving to the bench. After days of uncertainty, Tom Dearden will start at five-eighth with Corey Oates on the wing — Ben Hunt will remain at hooker with Harry Grant on the bench.

Cowboys teenager Jeremiah Nanai is set to make his start in Origin as he replaces Felise Kaufusi (personal) with club teammate Tom Gilbert coming on to the bench for his debut. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow is the 19th man.

New South Wales

The Blues have finalised their side with Junior Paulo a confirmed starter at prop with Jacob Saifiti to come off the bench. 

Saifiti will make his Origin debut, joining Damien Cook, Angus Crichton and Siosifa Talakai on the bench. Apisai Koroisau will once again start at hooker with Cameron Murray and Liam Martin to start in the second row.

Coach Brad Fittler has stuck solid with Stephen Crichton and Matt Burton in the centres so Jack Wighton will remain 18th man. 

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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