Queensland’s State of Origin Game 1 team announced

The Queensland side for the 2018 State of Origin series opener has today been revealed.

Maroons Coach Kevin Walters confirmed the new-look 18 man squad at a press conference on Monday.

Greg Inglis has been named as Queensland’s new captain, taking over from Cameron Smith who announced his retirement from representative football last week.


Brisbane Bronco Andrew McCullough is one of three players who will be making their origin debut at the MCG next Wednesday, along with Felise Kaufusi and Jai Arrow.

In a shock move, Matt Scott and Darius Boyd were both left out of the side.

Queensland, here’s your Origin Game 1 Team:

1. Billy Slater

2. Valentine Holmes

3. Greg Inglis (Captain)

4. Will Chambers

5. Dane Gagai

6. Cameron Munster

7. Ben Hunt

8. Dylan Napa

9. Andrew McCullough

10. Jarrod Wallace

11. Gavin Cooper

12. Felise Kaufusi

13. Josh McGuire


14. Michael Morgan

15. Josh Papalii

16. Jai Arrow

17. Coen Hess

18. Joe Ofahengaue

NSW coach Brad Fittler is expected to announce his squad on Monday evening.