It will be very much a tried and tested Queensland side that will try and complete a fourth straight series win against their bitter rivals from New South Wales.
But as is often the case with State of Origin, Maroons fans would be wise to expect the unexpected against a new-look Blues side.
Craig Bellamy has picked his side very much on form, while Mal Meninga has stuck very much with the core of the team that picked up series wins in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
The established Inglis-Hodges centre combination stays put meaning the prodigiously talented Israel Folau takes his place on the wing.
Scott Prince can consider himself unlucky to lose out to Johnathan Thurston although the North Queensland pivot’s half-back partnership with Darren Lockyer has proved a winning combination for the Maroons in the past.
Titans bruiser Ashley Harrison could give the Maroons pack a new edge, while a strong interchange bench includes ball-playing forward Ben Hannant as well as the aggressive Nate Myles and the evergreen Michael Crocker.
For the Blues, Kurt Gidley, who has been enjoying fantastic form for the Knights captains the side from full back while back-to-form Jarryd Hayne and Newcastle winger James McManus take up the wing spots.
While Jennings’ attacking flair is unquestionable, doubts still remain about his defensive capabilities and he will have his hands full against Inglis and Hodges.
Wallace and Campese have proved themselves for Brisbane and Canberra respectivley so far this year, although they will need plenty of ball to get one over on their Queensland counterparts.
Some say Michael Ennis was first pick but Farah’s form for the Tigers this year has been unquestionable.
Craig Wing has battled his way to a place on the interchange bench and will provide a genuine kicking option while the Dragons duo of Justin Poore and Michael Weyman deserve their chance on form alone.
New South Wales