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Qld name three Origin debutants

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Queensland coach Kevin Walters has named three debutants in his Maroons squad for next week's State of Origin series opener against NSW in Brisbane.

David Fifita - aged just 19 - and fellow forward Joe Ofahengaue join utility Moses Mbye as the new faces in the 17 after the trio were named on the bench for the June 5 Suncorp Stadium clash.

Daly Cherry-Evans has not only been named at halfback despite battling an ankle injury but is also expected to be named captain at a special Maroons team ceremony at 2030 AEDT on Monday night.

Queensland: Kalyn Ponga, Corey Oates, Will Chambers, Michael Morgan, Dane Gagai, Cameron Munster, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jai Arrow, Ben Hunt, Josh Papalii, Felise Kaufusi, Matt Gillett, Josh McGuire. Interchange: Moses Mbye, Dylan Napa, Joe Ofahengaue, David Fifita.

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