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(QUEENSLAND MAROONS) - PHOTO: SMP IMAGES/QRL MEDIA - 8th July 2015 - Action from game 3 of the 2015 National Rugby League (NRL)  State of Origin clash between the Queensland Maroons v NSW Blues, played at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia.
Photo: SMP IMAGES/QRL MEDIA

Queensland has named its team for game one of the 2016 State of Origin series at ANZ Stadium on June 1.

Brisbane's Corey Oates and Queensland's Justin O'Neill are set to make their Origin debuts, coming in for the retired Justin Hodges and the injured Will Chambers. 

Queensland's only other personnel change from its record-breaking win in game three last year sees veteran Vodafone Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman replaced on the bench by Brisbane's Josh McGuire.

Darius Boyd will take the fullback role with Greg Inglis to revert to his former position at left centre, while Matt Gillett will start in the back row alongside Broncos team-mate Sam Thaiday.

The team is dominated by 2015 grand final combatants the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys who have supplied 10 of the 17 players named.

 

2016 STATE OF ORIGIN SERIES

 

New South Wales v Queensland

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

8.15pm, Wednesday, June 1

 

QUEENSLAND MAROONS

1 Darius Boyd (Brisbane Broncos)

2 Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos)

3 Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

4 Justin O’Neill (North Queensland Cowboys)

5 Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)

6 Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)

7 Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)

8 Matt Scott (North Queensland Cowboys)

9 Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm) captain

10 Nate Myles (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

11 Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)

12 Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)

13 Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos)

Interchange:

14 Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)

15 Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos)

16 Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters)

17 Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

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