Queensland have named their team for Game One of State of Origin to face NSW at ANZ Stadium on June 1.
The Cowboys have thrown Townsville Blackhawks youngster Jahrome Hughes into the fire, naming the 21-year-old at five-eighth for the clash against the Dragons.
Sharks young-gun Jack Bird understands why he wasn't selected by NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley for the State of Origin opener, but hasn't given up hope.
The official team lists are in ahead of Round 12 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Gerard Sutton and Ben Cummins will referee the 2016 Holden State of Origin I at ANZ Stadium next Wednesday, June 1.
Join in the discussion as teams name their line-ups for Round 12 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Nine NRL wins before the State of Origin period is as good as it gets for the Melbourne Storm over the past decade.
Warriors outside back Matt Allwood has narrowly avoided suspension, the only player cited by the NRL match review committee in Round 11.
The Penrith Panthers have confirmed Peta Hiku's season is over with a knee injury, while rookie forward James Fisher-Harris is set to miss 6-8 weeks.
The latest injury and suspension news for all 16 clubs in the NRL Telstra Premiership.