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Queensland after winning the 2020 Women's State of Origin match.

Queensland young guns Destiny Brill and Tiana Raftstrand-Smith are among five rookies in line to make their women's Ampol State of Origin debut on June 25.

Maroons coach Tahnee Norris named a strong 19-player squad on Monday night for the Sunshine Coast Stadium showdown, which included 15 players who helped win the Origin shield last year.

Brill and Raftstrand-Smith have been elevated to the main event despite being eligible to play in the under 19s curtain-raiser.

The pair join Romy Teitzel, Natassja Purontakanen and Brianna Clark in the Maroons line-up for the first time after strong form at the Harvey Norman National Championships and BHP Premiership.

Brill will make her debut at hooker, replacing former Jillaroos hooker Brittany Breayley in the No.9 jersey.

Rafstrand-Smith, who was awarded the Tahnee Norris medal for player of the National Championships in May, will start on the left edge.

Match Highlights: Maroons v Blues

Maroons veterans Tallisha Harden and Rona Peters have been included on an extended reserves list as both make their way back from injuries.

The Maroons will go into camp on Tuesday afternoon to begin their Origin preparations after a breakthrough 24-18 win last year.

It will be the first time the side will be without retired stalwart Steph Hancock, who hung up the boots after last year's result.

Maroons captain Ali Brigginshaw will remain in the lock forward's role with Tarryn Aiken to partner Zahara Temara in the halves.

For the opposition, NSW coach Kylie Hilder named her side for the clash last month with two debutantes included. 

Maroons side to play NSW

  1. Tamika Upton
  2. Shenae Ciesiolka
  3. Lauren Brown
  4. Julia Robinson
  5. Karina Brown
  6. Tarryn Aiken
  7. Zahara Temara
  8. Chelsea Lenarduzzi
  9. Destiny Brill
  10. Shannon Mato
  11. Tazmin Gray
  12. Tiana Raftstrand-Smith
  13. Ali Brigginshaw (c)
  14. Romy Teitzel
  15. Natassja Purontakanen
  16. Shaniah Power
  17. Brianna Clark 
  18. Tallisha Harden
  19. Rona Peters