Who has the best strike rate for Maroons?

When it comes to strike power, these try thieves have all done Queensland proud.

Despite having a smaller selection player pool since State of Origin's inception in 1980, the Maroons have consistently boasted strong backlines.

This year is set to be no different and competition for positions will be at a premium.

Maroons players - past and present - feature heavily amongst the top try-scorers list for State of Origin, with seven of the top eight candidates from Queensland.

In terms of total tries the likes of Greg Inglis (18), Darius Boyd (17), Dale Shearer (12), Billy Slater (12), Allan Langer (10), Darren Lockyer (9) and Dane Gagai (7) lead the way.

But the intriguing factor is in measuring who are the most potent for tries per appearance.

Below we list those who were a constant danger each time they have stepped on the paddock in the Maroon - and a couple who are still in the mix

JHARAL YOW YEH:
- 3 GAMES
- 2 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 0.66

CHRIS WALKER:
- 6 GAMES
- 4 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 0.66

LES KISS:
- 3 GAMES
- 2 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 0.75

KERRY BOUSTEAD:
- 6 GAMES
- 5 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 0.83

LOTE TUQIRI:
- 6 GAMES
- 5 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 0.83

ISRAEL FOLAU:
- 8 GAMES
- 7 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 0.87

DANE GAGAI*:
- 6 GAMES
- 7 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 1.17

ADAM MOGG:
- 2 GAMES
- 3 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 1.5

VALENTINE HOLMES*:
- 2 GAMES
- 4 TRIES
- STRIKE RATE: 2

• Note: players mentioned must have played more than 1 State of Origin game and have a strike rate higher than 0.65.

*Active NRL player.