Queensland Coach Kevin Walters has been forced in to several changes for Game Three as the Maroons look to clinch the 2019 State of Origin series back from New South Wales.
With star fullback Kalyn Ponga (calf) out injured, Walters has named Corey Norman as part of the squad as Queensland evaluate their options for Wednesday’s game.
Norman could slot straight in at the No.1 position, while the likes of Cameron Munster, Michael Morgan and Moses Mbye have all played the position regularly and could move in to the position depending on the final make-up of the side.
Norman isn’t the only debutant for Queensland, either, with Storm forward Christian Welch included in the squad — named in place of Jarrod Wallace.
Dylan Napa also makes way with Joe Ofahengaue returning from injury.
New South Wales will name their side for Game Three at 6:00pm AEST tonight, with Coach Brad Fittler expected to name a similar squad to the one that won Game Two— including Nathan Cleary (injury, pending) and Tariq Sims (judiciary, pending).
QUEENSLAND ORIGIN TEAM
Daly Cherry-Evans, capt. (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm)
David Fifita (Brisbane Broncos)
Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)
Tim Glasby (Newcastle Knights)
Ben Hunt (St. George-Illawarra Dragons)
Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
Moses Mbye (Wests Tigers)
Josh McGuire (North Queensland Cowboys)
Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)
Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
Corey Norman (St. George-Illawarra Dragons)
Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos)
Joe Ofahengaue (Brisbane Broncos)
Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm)
Coach: Kevin Walters