Michael Morgan 4. Before this series, Queensland had won 21 times, NSW 14 times, with two series drawn.

Joe will be  giving it his all.”. "He got a taste for it in Game One and then unfortunately missed Game Two through injury but he is back now and that is a huge boost for Queensland and for Joe because we know what he is capable of in the middle when it counts. The bigger the occasion the better he will go.". Coverage starts at 7pm and wraps up with a post-game show until 11pm. In order for them to repeat the game two result NSW need to bring the same energy and enthusiasm - at very least matching Queensland in those areas - to give them a platform for the attacking superstars like James Tedesco, Tom Trbojevic and Damien Cook to shine.

The Melbourne front-rower has no qualms with pulling on the Maroons jersey for the first time in such a high-pressure environment. The 24-year-old returned for the Storm in round 13 and was the Maroons' 18th man in Perth where he was on standby for Napa. Corey Oates 3. All times AEDT (GMT +11). New South Wales. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Fox Sports’ James Hooper reported Queensland selectors were also looking at Feldt.

Ponga, Dylan Napa and Jarrod Wallace are out. While those two are no longer the halves for the Maroons, with Corey Norman making his debut alongside captain and halfback Cherry-Evans, Munster remains arguably the most crucial player lining up for the visitors. After returning for the Dragons in round 13 he was called into camp in Perth where he gained an insight into the Maroons’ backline plays. “The scans showed he (Ponga) has suffered a strain....He is expected to miss the next two weeks,” said the Knights in a statement. I know what we have to do this week and my trust hasn't wavered. With injury drama hitting both sides ahead of the series decider – including a late change for Queensland – check out both lists before kick-off here. Origin I: QLD 18 (Gagai 2, Oates tries; Ponga 3 goals) d NSW 14 (J Morris, J Trbojevic tries; Cleary 3 goals), Origin II: NSW 38 (T Trbojevic 3, Addo-Carr 2, Frizell tries; Maloney 5, Cleary 2 goals) d QLD 6 (Chambers try; Ponga goal). Queensland out: Kalyn Ponga, Dylan Napa, Jarrod Wallace, Matt Gillett. Ben Hunt, 10. Bench: 14. The 2019 State of Origin series was the 38th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams. Here is everything you need to know for Origin III. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Cameron Munster, 7. Welch was in consideration for game one, but was overlooked after suffering a knee injury. Full-time will be at approximately 9.56pm. Clint Gutherson.

Now it's time for the likes of Munster, Cherry-Evans and Hunt to make their name under the pressure of a decider to stave off any thoughts NSW have of starting a dynasty of their own. Norman is expected to be selected as a bench utility with captain Daly Cherry-Evans and Cameron Munster remaining in the halves. *Klemmer will start for NSW, likely in place of Paul Vaughan. Will Chambers 5.

The Blues had initially picked Nathan Cleary to retain his place at halfback, but made a call just two days into camp to rule him out after he failed to overcome an ankle injury; paving the way for Mitchell Pearce to be called into the side. "Now here he is on the big stage in a decider. Welch was a part of Queensland’s extended squad for game two and, despite the loss, soaked up the entire experience. Queensland has confirmed a dramatic backline re-shuffle which is expected to see up to four players bumped to different positions as Maroons coach Kevin Walters started the preparation for the series decider with mind games. Queensland in: Corey Norman, Joe Ofahengaue, Christian Welch, Ethan Lowe. A contrasting report on Sunday night shows just how turbulent the Maroons’ selection meeting was with Walters still considering selecting Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt to make his debut right up until the last minute. However, in a sign of the team’s uncertainty, Walters only announced an alphabetical squad list and refused to announce how the team will line up 1-17. Final teams named + preview for State of Origin III. “As much as I’d like to tell you a front-rower’s job is complicated, it’s quite simple. Queensland have won 11 of the past 13 Origin series, thanks to an incredible generation of talent featuring names like Lockyer, Smith, Thurston, Cronk, Slater and Inglis. Norman's move from the Eels to the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2019 has been a success. Walters’ refusal to announce his team is a clear tactic to keep NSW guessing about which player will have the No. The Maroons named their side on Monday morning in alphabetical order with Norman into the squad in the absence of star fullback Kalyn Ponga who was ruled out of the Sydney decider with a calf strain. Felise Kaufusi 12. Coach Kevin Walters needs to pull a rabit out of his hat.Source:News Corp Australia. Wade Graham. Jul 10th, 2019. Dane Gagai, 6. Corey Norman 7. You can also stream the match on 9NOW (click here for a full guide to the free live stream). It’s work hard, run hard, tackle hard,” Welch said. Walters also would not give away his starting props until later this week after dumping forwards Napa and Wallace following the Maroons’ 38-6 game two loss in Perth. There is conjecture over who will play at fullback for Queensland with Norman one of the options after lining up there for the Broncos as a teenager in 2010 on debut and again for a full season with Brisbane in 2013. He's one that earned his spot," Walters said. “To be involved with them for a week, it was really beneficial for me to be a part of it and soak it all up.”. State of Origin III will be played on Wednesday, July 10, at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. "We've got to make the tough calls sometimes, we weren't up to scratch in game two. “He will bring plenty.

David Klemmer replaced the suspended Tariq Sims and will start at prop. There's been a few changes in personnel but we're expecting to win.". He's been playing in the NRL for 10 years now waiting for a chance at this level," Walters said. Watch the brand new comedy series Code 404 now on Stan. He's formed a really good partnership with Ben Hunt. Queensland Origin team 2019: game 3, State of Origin, Maroons squad announced: Corey Norman, Christian Welch to debut Josh Papalii 11. Corey Norman, Christian Welch and Joe Ofahengaue are in. “Then obviously you’ve got former players, you’ve got Alfie Langer, Johnathan Thurston, Petero Civoniceva, (Justin) Hodges. Congratulations to both Ben Hunt and Corey Norman who have been named in @QLDmaroons Origin III squad see full team list: https://t.co/h23BCuBfOw#redv #origin pic.twitter.com/mMfrbPGonv. Walters had the difficult job of trying to replace star fullback Kalyn Ponga, who was on Sunday ruled out of Game 3 next Wednesday night after the Knights announced he has a two-week calf injury. Corey Norman one of several debutants in Queensland team for State of Origin Game 3 Kevin Walters has refused to announce his Queensland team for the State of Origin decider, despite confirming a gamble on two debutants. NSW coach Brad Fittler will announce his team at 6pm (AEST) and he is reportedly considering the bombshell omission of star prop David Klemmer if Tariq Sims is able to avoid suspension for his tackle on Michael Morgan. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. "Every game means so much to me for Origin, as a player, assistant coach and supporter I love Queensland. Michael Morgan and Michael Morgan will both have the No. The pre-game entertainment will be headlined by Guy Sebastian, starting at 7.30pm. For just the second time, a game was played away from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, with Game 2 played at Perth’s Optus Stadium Mon 1 Jul 2019, 09:02 AM Queensland has named two debutants for Game III of the Holden State of Origin series in Sydney on Wednesday week.

QUEENSLAND: 1. Ofahengaue impressed in the 18-14 win at Suncorp Stadium in Game One where he suffered a deep gash to his leg. "Corey Norman, the reaction from him. Dale Finucane 15. Daniel Saifiti 9. Welch insisted on Sunday he won’t be feeling any nerves if called upon to make his State of Origin debut. Jarrod Wallace and Dylan Napa have been dropped. “Coming through the ranks in under-20s and early years in first grade, I looked at him as one of the premier back-rowers,” Welch said. Bench: 14. Walters said in his official press conference on Monday he had already decided who would wear the No. F Share T Tweet Q SMS W WhatsApp B Email G J Tumblr L LinkedIn. For the veteran halfback to taste an Origin series victory for the first time the Blues will need to be clever about the game plan they develop, with a significant game managing role for serial winner James Maloney crucial. "Christian probably should've played in Origin I. “He’s tough as nails. NSW are trying to win consecutive State of Origin series for the first time since 2003-05. Dylan Napa was called in as 18th man, having been dropped from the side after Origin II. Josh McGuire. "It's going to be the biggest game in Origin history. His call-up will allow Michael Morgan to move back to fullback and Moses Mbye to start in the centres (replacing Morgan). Moses Mbye 15. The dilemma has forced Walters into the biggest gamble of his career. Kevin Walters has refused to announce his Queensland team for the State of Origin decider, despite confirming a gamble on two debutants. NSW U20s vs Queensland U20s is the curtain-raising match, kicking off at 5.15pm. Ethan Lowe** 13. NSW Team guide. Time for State of Origin Game 3: NSW vs Queensland, the decider, in Sydney. You can also follow the action with Wide World of Sports' live blog, featuring play-by-play analysis from legendary Nine commentator Peter Sterling, and our live match centre. Meanwhile, Newcastle made it clear on Sunday that Ponga will not be available for the decider. Fox Sports’ James Hooper reported Queensland selectors were also looking at Feldt to play on the wing in a move that would allow Dane Gagai to move to the centres and Morgan to move to fullback. Coach Kevin Walters is feeling the pressure.Source:News Corp Australia. NSW were switched on from the opening whistle with superior line speed and more desperate defence. For the Maroons to snatch another series victory from the underdog position they need to get back to what they did so effectively in Game One at Suncorp Stadium, dominate in the forwards and unleash the brilliance of Daly Cherry-Evans and Cameron Munster. “These are guys that growing up as a kid you idolise on a Wednesday (Origin) night after coming home from school. The teams are in for State of Origin Game 3. I called him last night and he had been waiting all day for the call to come in.

Brisbane’s Anthony Milford, who returned to fullback in Saturday’s loss to Newcastle, is another who can be brought in from outside the squad, but is expected to be overlooked as the Broncos continue to struggle in 2019. Dane Gagai 6. ", Ranking the Maroons forwards candidates for Origin 2020, Meninga to join Maroons on Bennett's coaching team, Maroon-grown rookies wouldn't dare let Wayne down, Arrow flies into Maroons training as Bennett reunion awaits, You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content, Kalyn Ponga who was ruled out of the Sydney decider with a calf strain.

1. He was slapped with a $20,000 fine and suspended for eight weeks in 2016 for a range of conduct breaches which included drug possession.