New South Wales Blues confirmed team list for State of Origin Game 3

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New South Wales bounced back from a disappointing loss on home soil in Game I to batter Queensland in the second match of the State of Origin series at the MCG. 

The Blues produced a stunning first half performance before eventually cruising to a 38-18 victory with Mitch Moses the star of the show with four try assists. 

The Parramatta halfback was one of a number of changes from the opening match by Michael Maguire with the likes of Latrell Mitchell and Cameron Murray also providing a massive difference to the team. 

However, NSW must now head up north and beat the Maroons in their own backyard in order to avoid a third successive series loss to Billy Slater's side. 


New South Wales Blues confirmed team list for State of Origin Game 3

1. Dylan Edwards
2. Brian To’o
3. Bradman Best
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Zac Lomax
6. Jarome Luai
7. Mitch Moses
8. Jake Trbojevic
9. Reece Robson
10. Payne Haas
11. Liam Martin
12. Angus Crichton
13. Cameron Murray

14. Connor Watson
15. Isaah Yeo
16. Mitch Barnett
17. Spencer Leniu

18. Matt Burton

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Michael Maguire was always set to have a nervous wait across the weekend to see if his stars remained injury and suspension free. 

The coach was likely to name an unchanged side for the decider at Suncorp Stadium after they produced a stellar display in Game II. 

However, these plans were thrown into disarray after news emerged of an injury to Latrell Mitchell

Bradman Best has been brought in to replace the injured South Sydney star, but not before he had his own injury drama. 

The Knights centre was sent for testing on a possible hamstring issue after being called up but has since been cleared to play.

In the only other change to a winning side, Maguire has opted to bring Mitch Barnett onto his bench in the place of Haumole Olakau’atu

Joseph Sua'a'li'i, who was infamously sent off in Game 1, was added to the extended reserves after injury to Roosters teammate Luke Keary.

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Mark Molyneux is a content producer for Sporting News Australia.