Gavin Cooper to make Queensland Maroons debut in game three, Nate Myles returns

Gavin Cooper has been named to make his State Of Origin debut for Queensland in game three in Sydney on Wednesday week.

Cooper, who comes into the side for the injured Josh Papalii, was one of two changes to the Maroons team that won game two at Lang Park.

Forward Nate Myles also returns to the Origin arena after missing game two with a knee injury.

Ironically, his return was made possible by a knee injury to Cowboys utility Michael Morgan, who suffered a partial tear to his posterior cruciate ligament in Queensland's 26-16 victory two-and-a-half weeks ago.

The Blues also named their team on Monday and included two debutants, James Tedesco and Wade Graham, in the team for the dead rubber at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

Queensland's squad for Origin III

Darius Boyd, Gavin Cooper, Cooper Cronk, Dane Gagai, Matt Gillett, Aidan Guerra, Greg Inglis, Jacob Lillyman, Josh McGuire, Nate Myles, Corey Oates, Justin O'Neill, Corey Parker, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (capt), Johnathan Thurston, Sam Thaiday.

ABC Australia