Queensland name two debutants for Origin decider

QUEENSLAND have named Corey Norman and Christian Welch to make their Maroons debut for the State of Origin decider on July 10 in Sydney.

Coach Kevin Walters didn’t give much away on Monday, naming his squad for game three in alphabetical order.

However, St George Illawarra’s Norman is tipped to feature in the halves for Newcastle superstar Kalyn Ponga suffered a calf injury and was ruled out of play for at least a couple of weeks.


Joe Ofahengaue was also named to return from a knee injury.

Canterbury’s Dylan Napa and Gold Coast Titans star Jarrod Wallace were both dropped after disappointing performances.

CHECK OUT the full team below:

Player NRL club
Will Chambers Melbourne Storm
Daly Cherry-Evans (c) Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
David Fifita Brisbane Broncos
Dane Gagai South Sydney Rabbitohs
Matt Gillett Brisbane Broncos
Tim Glasby Newcastle Knights
Ben Hunt St George Illawarra Dragons
Felise Kaufusi Melbourne Storm
Moses Mbye Wests Tigers
Josh McGuire North Queensland Cowboys
Michael Morgan North Queensland Cowboys
Cameron Munster Melbourne Storm
Corey Norman St George Illawarra Dragons
Corey Oates Brisbane Broncos
Joe Ofahengaue Brisbane Broncos
Josh Papalii Canberra Raiders
Christian Welch Melbourne Storm