Queensland Rugby League has today announced the XXXX Maroons team to play New South Wales in Game I of the Holden State of Origin series at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on May 27.

As expected, selectors have stuck solid with the core group of players who have performed admirably over a long period of time in the Origin arena.

There is however an injection of new blood, with Aspley Devils junior and Brisbane Broncos forward Josh McGuire named to make his Origin debut.

Another rising forward and product of the Aspley Devils club, Sydney Rooster Dylan Napa, has been included in the squad in jersey number 18.

Press play on the video to hear what Maroons coach Mal Meninga had to say about the selections.

XXXX Queensland Maroons

Player

NRL Club

1. Billy Slater

Melbourne Storm

2. Darius Boyd

Brisbane Broncos

3. Greg Inglis

South Sydney Rabbitohs

4. Justin Hodges

Brisbane Broncos

5. Will Chambers

Melbourne Storm

6. Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys

7. Cooper Cronk

Melbourne Storm

8. Matt Scott

North Queensland Cowboys

9. Cameron Smith (c)

Melbourne Storm

10. Nate Myles

Gold Coast Titans

11. Aidan Guerra

Sydney Roosters

12. Sam Thaiday

Brisbane Broncos

13. Corey Parker

Brisbane Broncos

14. Daly Cherry-Evans

Manly Sea Eagles

15. Josh McGuire

Brisbane Broncos

16. Matt Gillett

Brisbane Broncos

17. Jacob Lillyman

New Zealand Warriors

18. Dylan Napa

Sydney Roosters

 

 

Coach: Mal Meninga