State of Origin I: What you need to know

State of Origin I: What you need to know

All the key details for Wednesday night's Holden State of Origin series opener.

Where: The Melbourne Cricket Ground

When: Kick-off is at 8pm Wednesday night, AEST

Where you can watch it: Television: Nine network. Online: NRL app. Live scores, stats & highlights: NRL Match Centre

Overseas coverage: Full details here

When teams are finalised: 7pm Wednesday, AEST

Teams:

Queensland Maroons: 14 Michael Morgan, 2 Valentine Holmes, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Greg Inglis, 5 Dane Gagai, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Ben Hunt, 8 Dylan Napa, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Jarrod Wallace, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Felise Kaufusi, 13 Josh McGuire.

Interchange: 15 Josh Papalii 16, Coen Hess, 17 Jai Arrow, 19 Anthony Milford

Reserves: 18 Tim Glasby, 20 Kalyn Ponga

New South Wales Blues: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Tom Trbojevic, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 James Roberts, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 James Maloney, 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 David Klemmer, 9 Damien Cook, 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Boyd Cordner (c), 12 Tyson Frizell, 13 Jack De Belin.

Interchange: 14 Paul Vaughan, 15 Jake Trbojevic, 16 Angus Crichton, 17 Tyrone Peachey.

Reserves: 18 Tariq Sims, 19 Nick Cotric.

Weather forecast: Sunny, maximum of 18 degrees in Melbourne on Wednesday; 11 degrees at 8pm. 

How extra-time works: If scores a level at full-time, the teams will play a period of extra time where the first scoring play will decide the winner. If there no points are scored after five minutes the teams will change ends for the second period of extra time which will run for an unlimited period until a point is scored.

Pre-game entertainment: Peking Duk

Who will win (according to our experts)

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