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NSW selectors are today expected to announce a largely unchanged line up for the July 4 State of Origin game three in Brisbane.
A knee injury to St George Illawarra prop Jason Ryles and a one-match suspension hanging over Bulldog Mark O'Meley has robbed selectors of two power forwards.
Five-eighth seems the most contentious decision with Blues selectors to choose between lock Greg Bird or Origin I halfback Jarrod Mullen.
NSW trail Queensland 2-0 in the series and will be looking to prevent their first series whitewash since 1995.
Up north, and Queensland selectors are set to gamble on the fitness of Melbourne lock Dallas Johnson and Cowboys forward Jacob Lillyman for Origin game three next week despite injury concerns.
The Maroons are today expected to name an unchanged line-up for the dead rubber in Brisbane. Johnson has a knee concern and Lillyman a suspected fractured eye socket.
But both are still expected to be named, along with Sydney Roosters forward Nate Myles, who missed last weekend's game because of a club-enforced suspension. Gold Coast dual international Mat Rogers may be the only bolter.
The Titans star has made himself available for representative football after initially ruling it out when he linked with the Gold Coast.
Brisbane forward Petero Civoniceva is hoping the first sin-binning of his 200-game NRL career will not jeopardise his chances of playing in next week's third State of Origin.
Civoniceva was punished for his role in a brawl late in the Broncos' 48-18 win over the Wests Tigers last night. The match review committee could take a look at the incident today.
But given Civoniceva was punished by referee Shayne Hayne on the field, he's hopeful there'll be no further action. The emphatic win lifts the Broncos to ninth spot on the ladder, only just behind Cronulla on for-and-against, while leaving the Tigers in sixth place.