The Maroons are at home at Suncorp Stadium and will be keen to not allow the Blues a clean sweep to take momentum into next year’s series. 

The Blues on the other hand have taken an even bigger step away from the embarrassment caused by eight years of defeats at the hands of their rivals. 

With bragging rights up for grabs more than anything though, fans could be gifted with a more open affair than the tough games one and two which ended 12-8 and 6-4. 

If the Blues can claim a third win it will be their first 3-0 series victory since 2000.

Remarkably, Canetoads and Australia playmaker Cooper Cronk is included in Mal Meninga’s squad making an amazing comeback from a broken arm he got in game one on May 28. Daly Cherry-Evans will go back to the bench and be back-up for the backs. 

Corey Parker is also back after a face fracture kept him from game two but that’s where the good news ends for them as Brent Tate and Matt Scott are both no chance. 

Jacob Lillyman will start in the forwards and Storm centre Will Chambers will make his Origin debut on the wing. 

The Blues have their own problems to deal with as Anthony Watmough is  suspended while Will Hopoate and Michael Jennings are still injured from knocks in game two. 

Josh Morris is back after missing game two while James McManus and Boyd Cordner get a run for the first time this year. 

Remarkably, given the status of the series but no doubt due to the homeground advantage, Queensland start favourites.

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