Three Rabbitohs Selected for Queensland for Origin I

Three South Sydney Rabbitohs players have been selected to represent the Queensland Maroons in the first State of Origin match in 2013, to be played at the Rabbitohs' home ground of ANZ Stadium on Wednesday 5 June.


Greg Inglis, Ben Te'o and Chris McQueen have all been selected in the Queensland line up to take on the New South Wales Blues in the opening interstate clash of the series.


Inglis will start in the centres with both Te'o and McQueen, who will make his debut in Queensland colours in this match, will start from the interchange bench.


Inglis, who is Queensland's all-time leading try scorer, will play in his 19th appearance for Queensland, whereas Te'o will make his second appearance for the Maroons, and McQueen his first.


The New South Wales Blues have not selected any Rabbitohs players in their line up for State of Origin I.


The Queensland Maroons side is:


1) Billy Slater (Storm)

2) Darius Boyd (Knights

3) Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs)

4) Justin Hodges (Broncos)

5) Brent Tate (Cowboys)

6) Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)

7) Cooper Cronk (Storm)

8) Matt Scott (Cowboys)

9) Cameron Smith (c) (Storm)

10) David Shillington (Raiders)

11) Nate Myles (Titans)

12) Sam Thaiday (Broncos)

13) Ashley Harrison (Titans)


Interchange:


14) Corey Parker (Broncos)

15) Matt Gillett (Broncos)

16) Ben Te'o (Rabbitohs)

17) Chris McQueen (Rabbitohs)



18th man - Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

19th man - Josh Papalii (Raiders)


Coach - Mal Meninga


The New South Wales Blues side is:


1) Jarryd Hayne (Eels)

2) Brett Morris (Dragons)

3) Michael Jennings (Roosters)

4) Josh Morris (Bulldogs)

5) Blake Ferguson (Raiders)

6) James Maloney (Roosters)

7) Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)

8) Paul Gallen (c) (Sharks)

9) Robbie Farah (vc) (Tigers)

10) James Tamou (Cowboys)

11) Ryan Hoffman (Storm)

12) Luke Lewis (Sharks)

13) Greg Bird (Titans)


Interchange:


14) Andrew Fifita (Sharks)

15) Kurt Gidley (Knights)

16) Trent Merrin (Dragons)

17) Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)


Coach Laurie Daley