Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis has been found guilty of a Grade 1 careless high tackle at the NRL Judiciary on Wednesday night.
Newcastle's Robbie Rochow will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks to recover from surgery on his broken arm.
Maroons winger Darius Boyd says he'll have plenty of time to form a combination with new centre partner Will Chambers despite being troubled by a groin injury.
Injured Penrith star Matt Moylan remains in a moon boot but is aiming for a return just before the NRL finals.
NSW may have named an unchanged side for the first time in 19 years but it was very much a new-look team that got their Origin III training camp underway.
These two desperate western Sydney teams are both outside the eight and at risk of losing touch with the finals contenders.
With both teams securing essential wins last weekend, this game could prove to be a make or break one in the grand scheme of things.
After being drafted into camp for the Blues prior to Game Two, Dylan Walker wants to use his Origin experience to kick-start the Rabbitohs' run to the finals.
While the Origin stars are away for the final time this season, a few NRL Fantasy weapons still remain for the tricky Round 17 bye round.
Some 6,000 people converged on the centre of the 'Gateway to the Whitsundays' to get a glimpse, a smile, an autograph or a photo with Queensland players.