BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: James Maloney of the Blues leaves the field after being sin binned during game three of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Brad Fittler has made seven changes to the NSW Blues team that lost by 4 points in Game 1 of the series.

James Maloney, Tom Trbojevic, Tariq Sims, Blake Ferguson and Wade Graham have all been recalled, while Daniel Saifiti and Dale Finucane will make their debuts for the Blues.

The team will fly to Perth on Monday to begin preparations.

NSW Blues

  1. James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
  2. Blake Ferguson (Parramatta Eels)
  3. Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
  4. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
  5. Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
  6. James Maloney (Penrith Panthers)
  7. Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
  8. Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
  9. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  10. Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  11. Boyd Cordner (c) (Sydney Roosters)
  12. Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  13. Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
  14. Dale Finucane (Melbourne Storm)
  15. Tariq Sims (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  16. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  17. Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)


  1. How the Fu*k can you promote Wighton to the starting side?? Bloke is useless as and got Queensland back in the game

  2. Two centers who have never played there in their lives. Wade graham has played 2 games. Blake Ferguson, the icing on the cake, butter fingers. Easily the worst NSW side ever. 3-0 Queensland (I support NSW).

  3. Seriously the selectors need to be p!ss tested for illegal substances. Wade Graham FFS, what drug user came up with that selection. And why get rid of Mitchell just because of one crap game. Maloney I can understand because that tool walker should never have been there to start with but Wighton in the centres, that’ll do me.

  4. Have to totally agree. I was so upset they picked whighton for the first game and my worst nightmare came true he loses us the game when he came on!
    An absolute miracle if we win with this team!

  5. It’s obvious to the astute observer Latrell is not happy at the Roosters and the move to Souths will bring the best from him again.
    Matter of time now.

  6. Good to see the dud walker couldn’t make the side, he just can’t handle the pressure. He will always be a small game player.

    When a song is more important then winning games, you don’t deserve to play origin

  7. Love the support that the Blues are getting from their supporters…….. you guys really are so supportive!!!!

    FFS!! That’s the squad that Fitler picked…… who f*#king cares!!!!! Can’t we all get behind this team and hope they can take Game III to a decider instead of bi*#hing and moaning on who should’ve and shouldn’t have been picked……

    Jesus Christ it’s the same thing every year!! We had friggen cry babies last year complaining about the team that was picked and we ended up winning the bloody series.

    Come the f*#k down and let’s start getting behind the team and showing some love

  8. You know wat I meant…… and bloody oath I’m emotional….. it burns me how everyone has a b*#ch about the selection of the team….. but then if we win……. no one says a thing AND if they do it’s to say that QLD played like s*#t and that’s why NSW won.

    Yeh ok u can debate and disagree with the choices made but to turn around and say “watch QLD win, QLD to win the series 3-0, Fitler is a muppet” it really shows how much everyone really supports NSW.

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