North Queensland Cowboys hardman Carl Webb was unlucky to miss inclusion in the Maroons side named today to meet the NSW Blues at ANZ Stadium next Wednesday. Broncos improver Ben Hannant keeps his place on the Maroons bench.
Brisbane team-mate Karmichael Hunt will still keep the fullback position, meaning Billy Slater will again be injected from the reserve bench.
Titans forward Ashley Harrison – who also started game two despite being initially named on the bench – has been chosen in the second-row for Origin
Melbourne rake Cameron Smith will again captain the team in the absence of Darren Lockyer (knee).
In 13 previous visits to ANZ Stadium, Queensland have managed only one win and a draw with 11 losses.
Queensland: Karmichael Hunt, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Brent Tate, Israel Folau, Johnathan Thurston, Scott Prince, Steve Price, Cameron Smith (capt), Petero Civoniceva, Michael Crocker, Ashley Harrison, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Billy Slater, Ben Hannant, Nate Myles, Sam Thaiday.