The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Brisbane has been bolstered by the return of skipper Darren Lockyer and fellow Origin players Corey Parker, Casey McGuire and Dane Carlaw for its NRL finals clash with Melbourne at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
Lockyer returns after missing the past three weeks with a hamstring injury, while Parker, McGuire and Carlaw have all been named on a formidable Broncos bench.
Meanwhile, Cronulla prop Keith Galloway is confident the Sharks can reverse the NRL form book and upset red-hot St George Illawarra despite missing frontrow enforcers Hutch Maiava and Jason Stevens for Saturday's third qualifying final.
Galloway has been named alongside Danny Nutley in the front row after both Maiava and Stevens suffered shoulder injuries in the past two matches.
Dragons coach Nathan Brown has also been forced to shuffle his pack with Ashton Sims into the backrow in place of the injured Ben Creagh. Representative centre Matt Cooper returns after a two-week injury absence.
Cooper, hooker Dean Young and second rower Lance Thompson didn't train yesterday, but are all expected to play on Saturday.