On the eve of the XXXX Queensland Maroons Series Launch and team announcement, everyone's a selector - even Former Origin Greats.
Legendary XXXX Maroons winger and centre Brent Tate has weighed in on the debate, naming his ideal 17 using for Game I using the XXXX Queensland Maroons My Team Team Picker. He doesn't know the official team, but he's no slouch when it comes to judging footy talent.
"I reckon this team would be tough to beat," he said. "There's solid experience across the board, but I've bled in some youth who have earned a call-up."
Play selector and pick your Maroons team for Game I - qrl.com.au/myteam
Tate has called VB NSW Blues team announced earlier today "a pretty good team" and particularly likes the inclusion of James Maloney, who is in great form for the Sharks.
"NSW have done well to go for some youth, but Queensland will be mighty tough to beat," he said. "They're just so solid across the board."