NSW State of Origin Line-up Game One


Update: a full preview of game 2 is now available.

Coach Ricky Stuart has opted for a debutant fullback in Josh Dugan over Jarryd Hayne and also decided on Michael Ennis as hooker over Robbie Farrah.

When asked about the selection of Michael Jennings as opposed to in form youngster Jamal Idris, Stuart made it clear that despite Idris being good enough, he was after a specialist left centre, whereas Idris’ preferred position is as a right centre.

NSW Origin team:

Fullback: Josh Dugan

Wingers: Brett Morris,  Akuila Uate,

Centres: Michael Jennings, Mark Gasnier

Five Eighth: Jamie Soward

Halfback: Mitchell Pearce

Front Row: Jason King, Michael Ennis, Kade Snowden

Back Row: Beau Scott, Greg Bird, Paul Gallen (c).

Interchange: Ben Creagh, Trent Merrin, Tim Mannah, Dean Young.

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15 Responses to "NSW State of Origin Line-up Game One"

  1. The Queensland line up is as follows:

    1. Billy Slater (Storm)
    2. Darius Boyd (Dragons)
    3. Dane Nielsen (Storm)
    4. Willie Tonga (Cowboys)
    5. Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)
    6. Darren Lockyer (c) (Broncos)
    7. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
    8. Matthew Scott (Cowboys)
    9. Cameron Smith (Storm)
    10. Petero Civoniceva (Panthers)
    11. Nate Myles (Roosters)
    12. Sam Thaiday (Broncos)
    13. Ashley Harrison (Titans)
    14. Cooper Cronk (Storm)
    15. Corey Parker (Broncos)
    16. Jacob Lillyman (Warriors)
    17. Ben Hannant (Broncos)
    18th Man
    18. David Taylor (Rabbitohs)


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