2010 State of Origin Maroons & Blues Team Lists

The 2010 Harvey Norman State of Origin kicks off on Wednesday May 26 at ANZ Stadium as the mighty Maroons begin their attempt at a fifth straight success in the passion-fuelled series.

Captaincy for the Queenslanders has again been awarded to veteran playmaker Darren Lockyer, while Kurt Gidley has been called upon for a second successive year to play fullback and skipper for New South Wales.

Both line ups in this time honoured showdown boast size and skill and game one will no doubt be a hard hitting and entertaining opener to the series.

The Maroons squad includes in form talents like Israel Folau (No. 5) and powerhouse prop Petero Civoniceva whose experience will be central to the Queenslanders success, while rookies David Taylor and Cooper Cronk will add a new dynamic to the Cane Toads making their Origin debuts.

This year the Blues have one of the most intimidating backlines including freak try-scorer Brett Morris (No. 2), fellow Dragons teammate Matt Cooper (No. 3), Eels star Jarryd Hayne (No. 5) and Timana Tahu (No. 4) still in doubt of making game one, his first Origin appearance since 2006, due to an ankle injury.

For a full commentary and more details about the selection of the Origin squads for game one visit State of Origin Teams.

Throughout the 2010 Origin series that continues at Suncorp Stadium on June 16 before the closing match at ANZ Stadium on July 7, State of Origin Betting is the place to keep up-to-date with the latest news, team updates, match previews and results.

And don’t forget to show your support with your Rugby League Betting this Origin and get behind your state with Ladbrokes.com.au! After the announcement of the teams Queensland are the $1.70 favourites while New South Wales will start as the underdogs currently paying $2.15 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

2010 XXXX QLD Maroons Team – Game 1:

Jersey No.

Player

NRL Team

1 Billy Slater Melbourne Storm
2 Darius Boyd St George Illawarra Dragons
3 Greg Inglis Melbourne Storm
4 Willie Tonga North Queensland Cowboys
5 Israel Folau Brisbane Broncos
6 Darren Lockyer (c) Brisbane Broncos
7 Johnathan Thurston North Queensland Cowboys
8 Matthew Scott North Queensland Cowboys
9 Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm
10 Petero Civoniceva Penrith Panthers
11 Nate Myles Sydney Roosters
12 Sam Thaiday Brisbane Broncos
13 Ashley Harrison Gold Coast Titans
Interchange
14 Cooper Cronk Melbourne Storm
15 David Shillington Canberra Raiders
16 Neville Costigan St George Illawarra Dragons
17 David Taylor South Sydney Rabbitohs
Reserve
18 Ben Te’o Brisbane Broncos

2010 NSW Aussie Blues Team – Game 1:

Jersey No.

Player

NRL Team

1 Kurt Gidley (c) Newcastle Knights
2 Brett Morris St George Illawarra Dragons
3 Matt Cooper St George Illawarra Dragons
4 Timana Tahu Parramatta Eels
5 Jarryd Hayne Parramatta Eels
6 Jamie Lyon Manly Sea Eagles
7 Brett Kimmorley Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
8 Michael Weyman St George Illawarra Dragons
9 Michael Ennis Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
10 Josh Perry Manly Sea Eagles
11 Trent Waterhouse Penrith Panthers
12 Ben Creagh St George Illawarra Dragons
13 Anthony Watmough Manly Sea Eagles
Interchange
14 Jamal Idris Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
15 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra Raiders
16 Luke Lewis Penrith Panthers
17 Brett White Melbourne Storm