Blues announce State of Origin team for game three

ORIGIN game one hero Josh Morris returns to the NSW side for injured Roosters winger Michael Jennings in one of three forced changes to Laurie Daley's NSW side to play Queensland in Brisbane next Wednesday night.
Reliable Knights winger James McManus has earned an Origin recall to cover for injured Parramatta three-quarter Will Hopoate.

The other change is the inclusion on the bench of Roosters utility Boyd Cordner for injured Manly tyro Anthony Watmough.

The NSW squad is:

  • Jarryd Hayne
  • James McManus
  • Josh Dugan
  • Josh Morris
  • Daniel Tupou
  • Josh Reynolds
  • Trent Hodkinson
  • Aaron Woods
  • Robbie Farah
  • Paul Gallen (c)
  • Ryan Hoffman
  • Beau Scott
  • Greg Bird


  • James Tamou
  • Trent Merrin
  • Boyd Cordner
  • Luke Lewis

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