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Queensland Springs 2 Surprises
Experienced Penrith forward Scott Sattler and North Queensland fullback Matt Bowen are surprise selections for Queensland in next week's second State of Origin match against NSW in Sydney.
Panthers utility forward Sattler finally makes his Origin debut at 31 after being on the fringe of selection for the past few years.
Sattler and 21-year-old Bowen were among three debutants named with Roosters utility Michael Crocker to replace the injured PJ Marsh at hooker.
With four players involved in last week's 25-12 loss to the Blues in Brisbane out injured, the Maroons selectors have rung the changes also bringing in Canterbury's Travis Norton at lock.
Tonie Carroll shifts from lock to the centres to partner Brisbane team-mate Brent Tate.
Selectors had to replace centres Justin Hodges and Paul Bowman due to knee injuries while utility Chris Flannery was not considered because of a shoulder problem.
The pack has been revamped with Steve Price starting at prop and Dane Carlaw named on the bench.
Canberra fullback Clinton Schifcofske missed out on selection again as did Newcastle's Robbie O'Davis, who was picked for game one but ruled out by a knee injury.
Sattler, the son of former league great John Sattler, gets an Origin call-up more than a decade after making his first grade debut for the now defunct Gold Coast club.
The team is: Darren Lockyer, Matt Sing, Brent Tate, Tonie Carroll, Shannon Hegarty, Ben Ikin, Shaun Berrigan, Travis Norton, Petero Civoniceva, Gorden Tallis (capt), Shane Webcke, Michael Crocker, Steve Price. Interchange: Dane Carlaw, Andrew Gee, Scott Sattler, Matt Bowen.