The New South Wales Blues have announced a 19-man squad for Game Three of the 2023 Ampol State of Origin series at Accor Stadium.
Looking to avoid a clean sweep in the series on home soil, Blues coach Brad Fittler has made seven changes with Rabbitohs back-rower Keaon Koloamatangi and Knights centre Bradman Best named in the starting side to make their Origin debuts.
Rabbitohs playmaker Cody Walker returns at five-eighth for his first game since 2020 while Jacob Saifiti, Clint Gutherson and Reagan Campbell-Gillard have also been recalled. Manly star Jake Trbojevic is also back after missing the first two games with a calf injury.
Broncos prop Payne Haas (ankle) and Sea Eagle Tom Trbojevic (pectoral) were unavailable for selection while Jarome Luai, Hudson Young, Stefano Utoikamanu, Junior Paulo and Tyson Frizell have been omitted from the side that lost Game Two in Brisbane.
Cowboys fullback Scott Drinkwater and Panthers enforcer Spencer Leniu have been rewarded for their good form with spots in the 19-man squad.
Source: NRL Com