PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: A general view as the Australian national anthem is played during game two of the 2019 State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at Optus Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

The Maroons have confirmed that Kurt Capewell will make his State of Origin debut in Wednesday night’s Game I.

Named as 18th man last week, it is currently unclear who will make way for the Panthers utility.

Phillip Sami is being tipped to drop out of the team, with Dane Gagai to play on the wing and Capewell to come in at left centre.

The Blues are expected to go in as named 1-17 last week, with both teams to be finalised at 7.10pm AEST.


  1. “Phil Sami is being tipped to drop out of the side”
    Or.. drop Coen Hess who probably shouldn’t be there anyway and play Capewell in the back row 🤷‍♂️

  2. Said it once and I’ll say it again. Cleary is the most overrated half in the comp.
    Once again he goes missing in the big games. Absolutely hopeless and Keary isn’t much better.

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