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Qld retain same 17 for Origin III

Defending champions Queensland have named an unchanged 17 in Rockhampton on Tuesday ahead of next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney.
Qld retain same 17 for Origin III
by AAP

ROCKHAMPTON, Qld July 9 AAP - Defending champions Queensland have named an unchanged 17 in Rockhampton on Tuesday ahead of next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney.

Selectors stuck with the squad that kept their hopes of eight straight series wins alive by thrashing NSW 26-6 in game two in Brisbane.

New Zealand Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman has retained his spot as 18th man.

Queensland also invited Will Chambers to the game three Maroons camp on the Sunshine Coast as part of coach Mal Meninga's "mini-transition" of the team.

With Justin Hodges and Brent Tate indicating this will be their final Origin series, Meninga appears keen to inject potential replacements into the camp to fast-track their Maroons education.

Queensland squad: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges, Brent Tate, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (capt), Nate Myles, Chris McQueen, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker. Interchange: Daly Cherry-Evans, Ben Te'o, Matt Gillett, Josh Papalii. 18th man: Jacob Lillyman.




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