Crocker returns for Queensland

BRENT Tate and Michael Crocker have been welcomed back by the XXXX Queensland State of Origin team, ahead of next Wednesday?s deciding State of Origin tie.

Both participants in Game I of this year?s series, Tate and Crocker missed Game II through injury and suspension respectively.

The Redcliffe pair both come into the starting line-up, with Paul Bowman and Petero Civoniceva moving to the bench.

Tonie Carroll and Corey Parker are the players omitted from the Maroons squad which was victorious 22-18 in Game II at Suncorp Stadium.

The teams for Game III of the Harvey Norman State of Origin series at Telstra Stadium on July 7 are as follows:

XXXX Queensland Maroons ? Rhys Wesser, Matt Sing, Brent Tate, Willie Tonga, Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer ?, Scott Prince, Shane Webcke, Cameron Smith, Steven Price, Michael Crocker, Dane Carlaw, Chris Flannery. Interchange: Ben Ross, Petero Civoniceva, Paul Bowman, Matt Bowen.

Wizard New South Wales Blues - Anthony Minichiello, Luke Rooney, Matt Cooper, Mark Gasnier, Luke Lewis, Brad Fittler, Trent Barrett, Jason Ryles, Danny Buderus (c), Mark O'Meley, Nathan Hindmarsh, Craig Fitzgibbon, Shaun Timmins. Interchange: Willie Mason, Ben Kennedy, Brent Kite, Craig Wing.