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Sunday, 26 May 2013

#Origin 2013: NSW and QLD teams set for Game 1 #StateofOrigin

ORIGIN TEAMS: NSW and QLD named
Origin 1 Squads for June 5

2013 NRL Premiership

By W D Nicolson - May 26, 2013

The days of Origin Selections being 'secret' are long gone...

Now that's good news for the 34 players who are going to be picked (plus probably two 18th men) because they will have entered Round 11 knowing their fate... but now their biggest challenge is trying to play a game of NRL without getting injured.

Admittedly it helps a news organisation to break a State of Origin team early when they have the coach writing for them every week... and these are now the confirmed lineups are below.

2013 State of Origin Schedule
Game 1: ANZ Stadium, Sydney – June 5
Game 2: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – June 26
Game 3: ANZ Stadium, Sydney – July 17

NSW SQUAD FOR GAME 1
1. Jarryd HAYNE
2. Brett MORRIS
3. Michael JENNINGS
4. Josh MORRIS
5. Blake FERGUSON
6. James MALONEY
7. Mitchell PEARCE
8. Paul GALLEN (c)
9. Robbie FARAH
10. James TAMOU
11. Ryan HOFFMAN
12. Luke LEWIS
13. Greg BIRD
BENCH:
14. Andrew FIFITA

15. Josh REYNOLDS
16. Trent MERRIN
17. Anthony WATMOUGH
18. John SUTTON
COACH: Laurie DALEY

QLD SQUAD FOR GAME 1
1. Billy SLATER
2. Darius BOYD (Justin O'Neill on standby)
3. Greg INGLIS
4. Justin HODGES
5. Brent TATE
6. Johnathan THURSTON
7. Cooper CRONK
8. Matthew SCOTT
9. Cameron SMITH (c)
10. David SHILLINGTON
11. Nate MYLES
12. Sam THAIDAY
13. Ashley HARRISON
BENCH:
14. Corey PARKER

15. Matt GILLETT
16. Ben TE'O
17. Chris McQUEEN
18. Daly CHERRY-EVANS
19. Josh PAPALII
COACH: Mal MENINGA

What do you think of the Game 1 Squads? 
Is the NSW team good enough to end QLD's dominance?
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