QUEENS­LAND

Townsville Bulletin - - STATE OF ORIGIN III -

Full­back: Greg Inglis ( Rab­bitohs)

Age: 28 Ori­gins: 25

Back to his best in game two. Primed to cre­ate more headaches for NSW at full­back fill­ing in for Billy Slater.

Wing: Dar­ius Boyd ( Bron­cos)

Age: 27 Ori­gins: 22

Has cre­ated a won­der­ful dou­ble act with Inglis, the pair cross­ing for a com­bined 31 Ori­gin tries.

Cen­tre: Will Cham­bers ( Storm)

Age: 27 Ori­gins: 3

Had a poor Ori­gin II loss af­ter an im­pres­sive game one. Look­ing to make amends in pre­ferred cen­tre po­si­tion.

Cen­tre: Justin Hodges ( Bron­cos)

Age: 33 Ori­gins: 22

Ma­roons will be hop­ing to send the wily vet­eran out a win­ner in what is ex­pected to be his fi­nal Ori­gin game.

Wing: Dane Ga­gai ( Knights)

Age: 24 Ori­gins: De­but

Hop­ing to add another chap­ter to his re­mark­able come­back tale in se­ries de­cider.

Five- eighth: Johnathan Thurston ( Cowboys)

Age: 32 Ori­gins: 32

Re­united with Cronk, look for ar­guably the world’s best player to be even bet­ter in Ori­gin III.

Half­back: Cooper Cronk ( Storm)

Age: 31 Ori­gins: 15

Weeks af­ter suf­fer­ing a knee in­jury, Cronk is back to add much- needed struc­ture to Queens­land’s at­tack.

Prop: Matt Scott ( Cowboys)

Age: 29 Ori­gins: 18

A late ar­rival at camp be­cause of a neck com­plaint, he should again be a ma­jor pain in the neck for NSW.

Hooker: Cameron Smith ( Storm)

Age: 32 Ori­gins: 37

The cap­tain’s poise, level head and guid­ance will be sorely needed in the pres­sure- cooker at­mos­phere.

Prop: Nate Myles ( Ti­tans)

Age: 30 Ori­gins: 28

Hard nut ready for another round with NSW’s mon­ster pack. Noth­ing seems to faze the big man.

Sec­ond row: Ai­dan Guerra ( Roost­ers)

Age: 27 Ori­gins: 5

Made for Ori­gin. Hit the ground run­ning this se­ries af­ter se­lec­tors picked him de­spite lim­ited prepa­ra­tion.

Sec­ond row: Sam Thai­day ( Bron­cos)

Age: 30 Ori­gins: 23

Al­ways good for a chuckle, the love­able rogue is set to in­flict se­ri­ous pain on an up­start NSW pack.

Lock: Corey Parker ( Bron­cos)

Age: 33 Ori­gins: 15

Queens­land’s Mr Fix- it, who can kick goals and only seems to be get­ting bet­ter with age.

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