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State of Origin Late Mail: Game One

All the official latest team news, injury updates and more for Game One of the 2022 Ampol State of Origin series.

State of Origin: Game One

New South Wales

Brad Fittler has made some last-minute changes to his run-on side with Reagan Campbell-Gillard set to start up front, moving Junior Paulo to the bench. 

Panthers back-rower Liam Martin will also start on the edge with Cameron Murray moving back to the bench. 

Nicho Hynes is 18th man and Tyson Frizell is the remaining reserve.

Kotoni Staggs suffered a dislocated finger at training but will make his Origin debut alongside fellow debutants in Ryan Matterson and Stephen Crichton, who will both come off the bench.

Reserves Apisai Koroisau (Panthers) and Joseph Suaalii (Roosters) both departed camp late to play for their respective clubs in Round 13.

Queensland

There are no changes for the Maroons who will blood four debutants — Cowboys duo Reuben Cotter and Jeremiah Nanai along with Broncos Patrick Carrigan and Selwyn Cobbo.

Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans will skipper the side for the 10th consecutive time and is surrounded by familiar faces in the backline with Kalyn Ponga, Valentine Holmes, Dane Gagai, Xavier Coates and Cameron Munster.

Ben Hunt will start at hooker with Harry Grant arriving late to camp after battling the flu and an ongoing groin issue. He confirmed to reporters he would be right to play, however, as the Maroons look to bounce back from last year's series defeat.

Reserves Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and Murray Taulagi both returned from camp to club footy for North Queensland on the weekend. 

Tom Dearden is 18th man and Jai Arrow the remaining reserve.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Blues is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Maroons is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Blues is number 2 Brian To'o
    Winger for Maroons is number 2 Selwyn Cobbo
  • Centre for Blues is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Maroons is number 3 Valentine Holmes
  • Centre for Blues is number 4 Jack Wighton
    Centre for Maroons is number 4 Dane Gagai
  • Winger for Blues is number 5 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Maroons is number 5 Xavier Coates
  • Five-Eighth for Blues is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Maroons is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Blues is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Maroons is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Blues is number 8 Payne Haas
    Prop for Maroons is number 8 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
  • Hooker for Blues is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Maroons is number 9 Ben Hunt
  • Prop for Blues is number 16 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Maroons is number 10 Josh Papalii
  • 2nd Row for Blues is number 12 Tariq Sims
    2nd Row for Maroons is number 11 Kurt Capewell
  • 2nd Row for Blues is number 15 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Maroons is number 12 Felise Kaufusi
  • Lock for Blues is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Maroons is number 13 Reuben Cotter

Interchange

  • Interchange for Blues is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Interchange for Maroons is number 14 Harry Grant
  • Interchange for Blues is number 11 Cameron Murray
    Interchange for Maroons is number 15 Lindsay Collins
  • Interchange for Blues is number 14 Stephen Crichton
    Interchange for Maroons is number 16 Patrick Carrigan
  • Interchange for Blues is number 17 Ryan Matterson
    Interchange for Maroons is number 17 Jeremiah Nanai

Reserves

  • Replacement for Blues is number 18 Nicholas Hynes
    Replacement for Maroons is number 19 Jai Arrow

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins

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