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NSW picks Origin side for game III
New South Wales have named an eighteen man squad to face Queenlsnad at Stadium Australia on June 26 with the only major changes being Matthew Gidley, who replaces the injured Jamie Lyon, who is out for three months with ankle ligament damage and Braith Anasta has been omitted from the squad and wil take his place in the Bulldogs side to face Canberra this Saturday. Jason Ryles has returned to the front row after missing the first two games due to suspension and replaces Mark O'Meley, who is out with a broken jaw. Sharks fullback, David Peachey, will travel as the eighteenth player and will cover Brett Hodgson, who is still recovering from a punctured lung suffered in game two.
Brett Hodgson (Parramatta Eels) Timana Tahu (Newcastle Knights) Matthew Gidley (Newcastle Knights) Shaun Timmins St George Illawarra Dragons Jason Moodie (Parramatta Eels) Trent Barrett (St George Illawarra Dragons) Andrew Johns ? (Newcastle Knights) Luke Bailey (St George Illawarra Dragons) Danny Buderus (Newcastle Knights) Jason Ryles (St George Illawarra Dragons) Steve Simpson (Newcastle Knights) Steve Menzies (Northern Eagles) Luke Ricketson (Sydney Roosters) Interchange
Scott Hill (Melbourne Storm) Bryan Fletcher (Sydney Roosters) Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta Eels) Michael Vella (Parramatta Eels) David Peachey (Cronulla Sharks)