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Qld Penpix for State of Origin I

Queensland State of Origin penpix for game one at Sydney ANZ Stadium, Wednesday, June 5

BILLY SLATER - fullback

Age: 29

Origin games: 19

Arguably the most complete fullback to have played the game
Qld Penpix for State of Origin I
by AAP

Queensland State of Origin penpix for game one at Sydney ANZ Stadium, Wednesday, June 5

BILLY SLATER - fullback

Age: 29

Origin games: 19

Arguably the most complete fullback to have played the game. Stops tries and scores them in dynamic style.

DARIUS BOYD - wing

Age: 25

Origin games: 14

Has every winger's dream job playing outside Greg Inglis. Polished finisher who has been battling an ankle injury.

JUSTIN HODGES - centre

Age: 31

Origin games: 15

His battle with Michael Jennings will be a classic again. Big step, big fend. Makes key metres out of dummy-half.

GREG INGLIS - centre

Age: 26

Origin games: 18

Origin's all-time leading tryscorer. The most feared ball-runner in the game and has seldom entered an Origin in better club form.

BRENT TATE - wing

Age: 31

Origin games: 18

Queensland's Mr Reliable who always rises to the challenge. Hard runner out of dummy-half and good under high ball.

JOHNATHAN THURSTON - five-eighth

Age: 30

Origin games: 24

Faces yet another new NSW rival in James Maloney. Thurston's NRL side have been struggling but he can be relied on for some big plays, including his trademark show and go.

COOPER CRONK - halfback

Age: 29

Origin games: 9

A great all-round halfback, Cronk's club understanding with Cameron Smith and especially Billy Slater is gold for the Maroons.

MATT SCOTT - prop

Age: 27

Origin games: 11

No more big-hearted player than the North Queensland enforcer who supplies plenty of go-forward.

CAMERON SMITH (capt) - hooker

Age: 29

Origin games: 27

Queensland's game revolves around the man they call the "accountant". His decision making and goalkicking are paramount to the team.

DAVE SHILLINGTON - prop

Age: 29

Origin games: 7

Replacing Origin great Petero Civoniceva in the front row and brings similar size and aggression.

NATE MYLES - second row

Age: 27

Origin games: 20

Rugged defender who thrives on the aggression and hard work of Origin. Played a magnificent series last year.

SAM THAIDAY - second row

Age: 27

Origin games: 17

Thaiday will play on the edge and cause NSW no end of problems out wide when their bigger forwards tire.

ASHLEY HARRISON - lock

Age: 32

Origin games: 14

Queensland's glue. Rarely gets the recognition other teammates do but they love the work he does for them.

INTERCHANGE

COREY PARKER - lock

Age: 31

Origin games: 8

Has a big engine and does a lot of the one-percenters.

MATT GILLETT - utility

Age: 24

Origin games: 3

Powerful runner and strong defender with a few tricks up his sleeve. Great utility value.

BEN TE'O - utility

Age: 26

Origin games: 1

Powerful runner who can play in the forwards or in the backline.

CHRIS MCQUEEN - second row

Age: 26

Origin games: 0

Debutant McQueen is tough, durable and appears right out of the Origin mould.


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