The State of Origin teams have typically become more stable since 2010 however with a number of different coaches and strategies being deployed there have been a number of surprising selections. Here are 10 of the most unexpected selections in that time.
With Jonathan Thurston injured for the first game of the 2017 series, Queensland coach Kevin Walters was forced to select a new five-eighth. With Michael Morgan experienced in the arena, as well as Corey Norman in good club form, Walters instead selected Anthony Milford. The Broncos five-eighth was injured during the match and did not return until Game II of the 2018 series.