New Queensland centre Justin O'Neill says the selection of himself and Corey Oates shows just how crucial this year's Emerging Maroons squad was.
After missing the 2015 State of Origin series through suspension, NSW forward Greg Bird is ready to make up for lost time in Game One.
James Maloney, Adam Reynolds and Matt Moylan are sharing a room in NSW Origin camp in a bid to speed up their combinations.
The following players have been selected to represent the NSW VB Blues in Game One of the 2016 Holden State of Origin series at ANZ Stadium on June 1.
Josh Morris and Tyson Frizell have been released from NSW Origin camp by coach Laurie Daley and are free to play in the NRL this weekend.