It could be something of a moving year in the Origin arena, particularly for the New South Wales Blues who enter under new coach Michael Maguire following a dismal end to Brad Fittler's time in charge of the state.

Queensland too has had plenty of success, but coach Billy Slater, who is now two from two in terms of series wins, has shown plenty of aggressiveness at the selection table and will likely have no issue with more of the same if needed.

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Here are five players who could make their debut at State of Origin level in 2024.

Haumole Olakau'atu (Manly Sea Eagles)

Olakau'atu was one player who was in the mix for a debut in 2023, but his form fell away in the lead-up to the Origin series, and he was ultimately overlooked in favour of other players by coach Fittler.

With his long-term future now confirmed though, Olakau'atu will come into the new campaign with a point to prove as he looks to live up to the enormous value of his extended and upgraded contract.

If he plays to the dollar value on his contract, he could well be a walk-up starter in this Blues side by the time Game 1 of the 2024 Origin series rolls around on the approach to the midway point of the NRL season.

Ezra Mam (Brisbane Broncos)

Mam had an incredible 2023 season. His first full year as a starting NRL half following a handful of games in 2022 saw Mam quickly become one of the competition's best five-eighths.

His grand final performance will live in the memory bank ahead of 2024 though, standing up to deliver a second half hat-trick that, at one point, looked as if it all but had the Provan-Summons trophy won for the Broncos.

They ultimately fell short to the Panthers, but Mam was phenomenal, and a performance like that in a big game will do his Origin chances no harm if Cameron Munster either falls out of form or cops an injury in the lead-up to this year's series.

Scott Drinkwater (North Queensland Cowboys)

Drinkwater has been a constant force for the Cowboys over the last two seasons, regularly being one of Todd Payten's best players. Able to play fullback, in the halves, or realistically other places in the backline, he brings a utility value that is looked upon fondly at Origin level.

What's more, some of his 2022 performances suggest he could certainly handle himself in big games. Despite the fact North Queensland fell out of the top eight in 2023, that followed a trip to the preliminary final in 2022 where Drinkwater was superb.

His attack and ability to influence with his production over a short period is a rare talent, and makes him a player that could well be in line for a bench utility spot.

Beau Fermor (Gold Coast Titans)

Fermor was a member of Billy Slater's extended squad for Game 3 of the 2022 series, but then missed the entire 2023 NRL season after suffering an ACL injury on the eve of the campaign.

That doesn't mean Fermor will simply disappear from the radar, though.

He will have had most of the pre-season ahead of the 2024 campaign, and 2022 saw him become one of the game's form second-rowers.

If he replicates that form, he will be in the mix for an Origin debut.

Dylan Edwards (Penrith Panthers)

Edwards is one of a select group of players who have made their Australian debut despite never playing for their state.

Widely considered to be the leading option to play in the number one jumper behind James Tedesco for New South Wales, Edwards proved his versatility, lining up for Australia on the wing during the 2023 Pacific Championships.

That in itself will be food for thought for coach Maguire, but Tedesco's form at all levels is concerning enough that he is no longer a walk-up start for the Blues in 2024.

While Tom Trbojevic and Latrell Mitchell will also lay claim to the Blues' number one jumper, it's going to be a difficult job overlooking Edwards who has been a critical part of the last three premiership campaigns for Penrith.