The NSW squad opened the doors ever so briefly at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast. Our cameras were there.
In case you’ve been under a rock or somewhere other than NSW and Queensland … here’s more State of Origin.
Johnathan Thurston out of opener: JT’s remarkable 36-game State of Origin streak is over with Queensland's talisman succumbing to a troublesome shoulder injury.
NSW Blues: It’s a case of Nathan Peats, Jake Trbojevic in and Penrith playmaker Peter Wallace out.
Queensland Maroons: Darius Boyd has won the battle for the Maroons fullback spot with returning superstar Billy Slater missing selection completely.