SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02: Sam Burgess and James Graham are interviewed during the 2014 NRL Grand Final lunch at The Star on October 2, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Many rugby league fans consider State of Origin the pinnacle of the sport, despite the existence of international tournaments. These are ten current international players from the NRL that would be right at home in the Origin arena.


10. Elijah Taylor

It is no surprise that the Wests Tigers tackling machine Elijah Taylor has played 11 games for New Zealand. The reliable defender always puts the effort in and would not look out of place in State of Origin, providing consistent attack and defence.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 05: Elijah Taylor of the Tigers reacts after being sin-binned during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Wests Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)