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Origin Frankenstein: The perfect monster unveiled

From Gorden Tallis's heart to Johnathan Thurston's radar boot and Andrew Johns's football brain, the ultimate State of Origin "Frankenstein's monster" has been created and is ready to be unleashed.

We gave you the chance to enter the lab and create the ultimate Origin player by choosing from the body parts of an array of Maroons and Blues superstars who've covered themselves in the glory in the past 40 years.

In the final analysis, rugby league's eighth Immortal Johns was the only NSW player to feature in the fans' monster player, with the Blues superstar's head and right boot making up two of the nine body parts in the ultimate Origin player.

Moving from Johns's head down to the the shoulders and it was "The Axe", Trevor Gillmeister, winning the vote for his ability to cut rival ball-runners down to size on a regular basis.

A big heart is a trademark of every player who has stepped into the Origin cauldron but the fans' vote went to Tallis as the hardest worker, ahead of former Blues skipper Paul Gallen.

The right arm is dedicated to offloading maestros who had the strength to stand up in a tackle and the finesse to deliver the perfect pass to a ball-runner hitting the line at speed. And who better than Arthur Beetson to provide the offloading finesse to our ultimate Origin player.

The right boot is responsible for producing the kick metres that get a side out of trouble and once again it's Johns getting the nod here from Thurston and another Maroons maestro, Cooper Cronk.

The left boot piles on the extras and for that we can call on the locked-in radar of Thurston, who collected a whopping 56 per cent of the vote in this category.

The left arm is for those who proved they can fend for themselves and legendary tackle buster Greg Inglis is the ideal donor to our Origin Frankenstein.

In the metre-eating stakes, Maroons fullback Billy Slater just edged out Petero Civoniceva and Glenn Lazarus, so it's "Billy The Kid" whose right leg features.

Once they're done it's the job of the left leg to exploit their hard-won gains by breaking the defensive line and again it's the powerhouse Inglis bringing his brute force to the table.

Origin Frankenstein's monster

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