Maroons officials fear Test
selection backlash

Queensland officials admit several players can kiss goodbye their hopes of Test selection unless the Maroons level the State of Origin series at Telstra Stadium tomorrow night.

Chairman of selectors Gene Miles concedes NSW players will dominate national selection unless Queensland wins.

Miles says if the Maroons go 2-0 down the best Queensland can hope to have in the Australian side against New Zealand on July 25 are fullback Darren Lockyer, second rower Gorden Tallis and prop Shane Webcke.