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1Billy Slater

Club: Melbourne Storm

Position: Fullback

Best fullback in the world – picks himself.

2Darius Boyd

Club: Newcastle Knights

Position: Wing

Has never let Queensland down.

3Justin Hodges

Club: Brisbane Broncos

Position: Centre

Strong ball runner always asking questions of the defence.

4Greg Inglis

Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs

Position: Centre

Superstar

5Brent Tate

Club: North Queensland Cowboys

Position: Wing

All heart, a great player.

6Johnathan Thurston

Club: North Queensland Cowboys

Position: Five-eighth

Hasn’t missed a game during Queensland’s six-year dominance.

7Cooper Cronk

Club: Melbourne Storm

Position: Halfback

Complements Thurston really well and controls a game with structured play.

8Matt Scott

Club: North Queensland Cowboys

Position: Prop

Arguably the game’s premier prop.

9Cameron Smith

Club: Melbourne Storm

Position: Hooker

Everything starts with Smith.

10Petero Civoniceva

Club: Brisbane Broncos

Position: Prop

One of the greats of the game.

11Sam Thaiday

Club: Brisbane Broncos

Position: Second Row

Great leg speed and ball skills, he will be looking to target NSW’s smaller defenders on an edge.

12Nate Myles

Club: Gold Coast Titans

Position: Second Row

Will tackle himself into the ground, get up and do it all over again.

13Ashley Harrison

Club: Gold Coast Titans

Position: Lock

An absolute workhorse who tidies up the middle of the field

14Matt Gillett

Club: Brisbane Broncos

Position: Interchange

Has great upper body strength and a deft passing game

15Dave Taylor

Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs

Position: Interchange

Runs hard and has incredible ball skills for a man of his size

16Ben Hannant

Club: Brisbane Broncos

Position: Interchange

Has a massive engine, strong ball-running and a quick play-the-ball

17David Shillington

Club: Canberra Raiders

Position: Interchange

Big, tall and strong, Shillington will be looking to power through the middle of the field.

1Brett Stewart

Club: Manly Sea Eagles

Position: Fullback

Another two-try effort would go a long way to securing a Blues series victory.

2Jarryd Hayne

Club: Parramatta Eels

Position: Wing

The higher Hayne's workrate the better he will play. He needs to go looking for the ball more in Game III.

3Michael Jennings

Club: Penrith Panthers

Position: Centre

Any player with Jennings’s speed is always going to be dangerous.

4Josh Morris

Club: Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

Position: Centre

Needs another strong defensive performance, even if he is not facing off against Inglis.

5Akuila Uate

Club: Newcastle Knights

Position: Wing

Was not at his very best in Origin II but his power and pace still makes him one of the Blues’ true strike weapons.

6Todd Carney

Club: Cronulla Sharks

Position: Five-eighth

Delivered some big plays for NSW in Origin II and will be a key for the Blues if they are to win the series.

7Mitchell Pearce

Club: Sydney Roosters

Position: Halfback

His job will be to control the game and not let the Maroons dictate play.

8Tim Grant

Club: Penrith Panthers

Position: Prop

Will need to back up his great debut with another solid Origin performance.

9Robbie Farah

Club: Wests Tigers

Position: Hooker

This will be an emotional game for Robbie and he will do NSW and his family proud.

10James Tamou

Club: North Queensland Cowboys

Position: Prop

Size and strength are great commodities in Origin football.

11Luke Lewis

Club: Penrith Panthers

Position: Second Row

With Stewart injured, Lewis should get an opportunity to start for the Blues and start strong.

12Greg Bird

Club: Gold Coast Titans

Position: Second Row

It was effort on effort for Bird in Game II and NSW will need him to repeat that performance at Suncorp.

13Paul Gallen

Club: Cronulla Sharks

Position: Lock

Has been suffering from injury but will no doubt deliver another strong captain's performance.

14Trent Merrin

Club: St George Illawarra Dragons

Position: Interchange

Providing a strong impact from the bench will need to be Merrin's key focus.

15Ben Creagh

Club: St George Illawarra Dragons

Position: Interchange

Has been relatively quiet during the series and will be keen to compete strongly in the series decider.

16Anthony Watmough

Club: Manly Sea Eagles

Position: Interchange

Is a definite strike weapon off the bench and can cause headaches for the Maroons.

17Ryan Hoffman

Club: Melbourne Storm

Position: Interchange

Proved twice on the weekend that he is an Origin player – never gives up on a play and is desperate in defence.