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Origin III Teams - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Tue, 26 Jun 2007 20:34:00 GMT
New South Wales and Queensland selectors opted not to make any radical changes to their teams for the Game III dead-rubber clash to be held at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, 4th July.

The Maroons named an unchanged line-up for Game III however fitness tests are clouding lock Dallas Johnson (knee) and Jacob Lillyman (eye socket).

Broncos centre Justin Hodges remains in doubt after sustaining an injury to his right ankle late in his side’s 48-18 win over the Wests Tigers on Monday night.

The full QLD squad is:

Maroons: Karmichael Hunt, Brent Tate, Steve Bell, Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Darren Lockyer (c), Johnathan Thurston, Steven Price, Cameron Smith, Petero Civoniceva, Tonie Carroll, Carl Webb, Dallas Johnson Interchange: Shaun Berrigan, Jacob Lillyman, Nate Myles, Neville Costigan. Coach: Meninga

New South Wales selectors with nothing to lose took a chance on Cronulla utility Greg Bird playing five-eighth ahead of the injured Braith Anasta.Bird will be in familiar company, joining fellow Sharks team-mate Brett Kimmorley in the halves.

Paul Gallen was selected at lock while former Eels teammates Andrew Ryan and Nathan Hindmarsh are both in the back-row. Willie Mason has been switched to prop again along with Manly’s Brent Kite.
Brent White is going, going, gone altogether.

The full NSW squad is:

Blues: Brett Stewart, Matt King, Jamie Lyon, Matt Cooper, Jarryd Hayne, Greg Bird, Brett Kimmorley, Brent Kite, Danny Buderus (c), Willie Mason, Nathan Hindmarsh, Andrew Ryan, Paul Gallen. Interchange: Luke Bailey, Steve Simpson, Ryan Hoffman, Kurt Gidley. Coach: Graham Murray.

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