Queensland five-eighth Anthony Milford is set emulate his childhood idol when he dons the Maroons' No.6 jersey in Game One of State of Origin.
Parramatta utility Clint Gutherson has become Mr Fix it for the Eels this season and will continue to play the role to help return the club to winning ways.
The NSWRL and Queensland Rugby League have named their Under 20s State of Origin teams to be played as the curtain-raiser at Suncorp Stadium.
New Queensland under-20s coach Justin Hodges will demand that his players embody the spirit of the Maroons' and make a statement in the opening 20 minutes.
David Klemmer loved playing alongside some of Queensland's star players in the Kangaroos side but will put that aside when State of Origin kicks off next week.
The 'will he, won't he' saga surrounding Johnathan Thurston's availability to take the field for Queensland appears set to carry through until kick-off.
The team changes, injury news and NRL Fantasy form guide heading into the 12th round of the 2017 Telstra Premiership season.
The official team lists for all 8 clubs ahead of Round 12 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Matt Cecchin and Gerard Sutton will referee the 2017 Holden State of Origin I at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday, May 31.
Warriors lock Simon Mannering has been named to return from a hamstring injury in the Round 12 clash with the Brisbane Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium.