Jarryd Hayne, who played as a running back and specialty teams member with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers for one season before returning to the National Rugby League, has been named on the New South Wales team.
The second match of the series is set for Sydney on June 21, with the third back in Brisbane on July 12.
Origin 1 Teams:
Queensland: Darius Boyd, Corey Oates, Will Chambers, Justin O’Neill, Dane Gagai, Anthony Milford, Cooper Cronk, Dylan Napa, Cameron Smith, Nate Myles, Josh Papalii, Matt Gillett, Josh McGuire, Michael Morgan, Sam Thaiday, Aidan Guerra, Jacob Lillyman, Jarrod Wallace.
New South Wales: James Tedesco, Blake Ferguson, Josh Dugan, Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Aaron Woods, Nathan Peats, Andrew Fifita, Josh Jackson, Boyd Cordner, Tyson Frizell, Jack Bird, Wade Graham, David Klemmer, Jack Trbojevic. Extended bench: Jordan McLean, Matt Moylan, Jack de Belin.