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NSW have made clear their intentions for State of Origin redemption, defeating a shoddy Queensland outfit 18-10 in Game I of the 2008 series. Matt Mitchell reports.
WITH only a few hours to go before kick off, punters have placed Queensland as firm favourites to take out Origin I.
TEAM line ups and pre-match wrap for State of Origin I.
GOLD Coast Titans player Ashley Harrison has been named as Queensland
PENRITH utility Luke Lewis has been called into the NSW State of Origin team as 18th man.
QUEENSLAND have resisted the temptation to publicly respond to NSW forward Paul Gallen's verbal assaults, but a former Maroon has decided otherwise.
QUEENSLAND firebrand Carl Webb has declared it's "game on", warning NSW aren't just talking tough before Wednesday night's opening State of Origin clash.
BRISBANE coach-in-waiting Ivan Henjak has dismissed claims NSW are taking an unnecessary risk by throwing rookie halfback Peter Wallace into Origin I.
GIANT teenage sensation Israel Folau shied away from comparisons with Queensland rugby league great Mal Meninga when he stepped into his first Origin camp.
QUEENSLAND enforcer Carl Webb expects NSW to put everything on the line to try and salvage some lost pride in Wednesday's State of Origin series opener.
QUEENSLAND stand on the verge of a new dynasty in State of Origin rugby league, a domination they have not experienced in almost two decades.
NSW backrower Paul Gallen has declared his on-field clash with Blues team-mate Brett White in an NRL club match a non-event.
QUEENSLAND rugby league captain Cameron Smith believes fullback Billy Slater now possesses the all-round skills to terrorise NSW in the State of Origin opener.
NSW'S Greg Bird says Queensland's Karmichael Hunt should brace himself for the biggest defensive workload of his career in the opening State of Origin clash.
BRISBANE fullback Karmichael Hunt has been named Queensland five-eighth for the State of Origin series opener against NSW in Sydney.