Queensland prop Dylan Napa will take his spot in the Maroons side that will face NSW in the second State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.
While Napa had battled an ankle injury during preparations for the match, the remainder of the Maroons side had enjoyed a trouble-free preparation.
The Blues are also 1-17, with Tariq Sims, Luke Keary and Ryan James dropping out of the team that will contest the match before a sold-out ANZ Stadium. Squad members Tim Glasby and Christian Welch were omitted from the Maroons bench an hour before kick-off.
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 Matt Prior, 11 Boyd Cordner (c), 12 Tyson Frizell, 13 Jack De Belin. Interchange: 14 Paul Vaughan, 15 Jake Trbojevic, 16 Angus Crichton, 17 Tyrone Peachey.
Queensland Maroons: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Valentine Holmes, 3 Greg Inglis (c), 4 Will Chambers, 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: 14 Kalyn Ponga, 15 Josh Papalii, 16 Coen Hess, 17 Jai Arrow.