Every current Super League player to have played State of Origin

State of Origin

With the State of Origin 2022 series underway, we take a look at every current player in Super League who has featured in a State of Origin match. 

Mitchell Pearce – New South Wales

Mitchell Pearce Catalans Man of Steel

Catalans half-back Mitchell Pearce made 19 State of Origin appearances for New South Wales and made more than 300 NRL appearances. He made his debut in 2008 at the age of 19, replacing the injured Peter Wallace in Game III. On the eighth attempt, he won his first series in 2019, having been recalled for the final game of the series and winning 26-20.

Chris McQueen – Queensland

State of Origin

2022 Lance Todd Trophy winner Chris McQueen made six appearances for Queensland. He made his debut in 2013, playing in all three games of the 2013 State of Origin series victory.

Josh Reynolds – New South Wales

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Hull half-back Josh Reynolds made four appearances for New South Wales between 2013 and 2014. He was selected on the bench for Game I of the 2013 series, but did not feature on the field. He made his official debut the following game in the 26-6 loss at Suncorp Stadium. Reynolds was selected at five-eighth for all three games of the 2014 series, in which the Blues ended Queensland’s eight-series winning streak.

Will Hopoate – New South Wales

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St Helens’ Will Hopoate made five appearances for New South Wales, having made his debut in 2011. He became the second youngest player behind Brad Fittler to play for NSW, scoring a try on debut. He has since featured for Tonga on the international scene. 

Dylan Napa – Queensland

Dylan Napa

Catalans forward Dylan Napa made his Queensland representative debut in 2017, starting at prop. He would feature in the next two matches, going on to win the series 2-1. The 29-year-old made 178 appearances in the NRL across stints with Sydney Roosters and Canterbury Bulldogs.

Nathan Peats – New South Wales

Nathan Peats Toulouse

New Toulouse recruit Nathan Peats played for the Blues in the 2017 State of Origin series, as well as Indigenous All-Stars and New South Wales City Origin representative sides during his time in the NRL. The 31-year-old has linked up with Toulouse until the end of 2023.

Corey Norman – Queensland

Corey Norman State of Origin

Toulouse playmaker Corey Norman made one appearance for Queensland in 2019. He was named in the squad for Game II of that series as 19th man, and made his debut the following game.

Matt Prior – New South Wales

Matt Prior Leeds Rhinos State of Origin

Leeds prop forward Matt Prior made a single appearance for New South Wales in 2018 in Game II. That year, the Blues secured the State of Origin victory, having won both Game I and Game II.

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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