New South Wales (NSW) Blues confirm seven changes for State of Origin Game 3, that would make a unique situation. Making significant changes in the State of Origin series indicates a significant shift in strategy or selection decisions. Such significant changes suggest that the NSW Blues are looking to shake things to secure a victory in Game 3. This likely to generate a lot of interest and speculation among fans, media, and experts.
The NSW Blues announced seven changes for the State of Origin Game 3
One of the most notable changes came in the centres, where the unfortunate injury to Tom Trbojevic prompted the need for a replacement. Bradman Best will fill his crucial role.
Many expected Matt Burton, who had been part of the squad for the first two games, to step up, but he has been omitted from the team entirely.
Another significant change in the back seven sees Jarome Luai dropped from the side. In his place, Cody Walker makes a triumphant return to the Origin arena.
In a stunning turn of events, the NSW Blues have unveiled an extraordinary reshuffling of their forward pack for Game 3 of the 2023 State of Origin series.
The starting front-row combination has been revamped, with Jake Trbojevic making his long-awaited return alongside Reagan Campbell-Gillard. Unfortunately, Payne Haas has been sidelined due to an injury, while Junior Paulo, Campbell-Gillard’s Parramatta teammate, has been surprisingly dropped from the lineup.
It would be interesting to see how the new players perform and adapt to the high-pressure environment of game 3. Their inclusion could bring a different dynamic to the team and potentially impact the overall outcome of the series.
Further alterations are evident in the second row, as Liam Martin earns a promotion from the bench to join the starting lineup. Accompanying him is the debutant Keaon Koloamatangi, adding an exciting element of unpredictability.
Cameron Murray displaces Isaah Yeo, who now finds himself relegated to the interchange bench.
The surprises continue with the inclusion of Jacob Saifiti and Clint Gutherson as unexpected call-ups. Both players will provide depth and versatility from the interchange bench, alongside Yeo and the retained Reece Robson.
Stefano Utoikamanu, shockingly dropped from the bench after just one appearance.
Scott Drinkwater and Spencer Leniu received recognition further emphasizing the Blues’ depth and willingness to explore different options.
All eyes will be on Accor Stadium on Wednesday, July 12, as the revamped NSW Blues take on their rivals.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What time is state of origin game 3?
Game 3 will take place at the same time as Games 1 and 2, with kickoff scheduled for 8:05 p.m. AEST on Wednesday, July 12.
When is state of origin 3?
On 12 July.
Who won state of origin 2022 game 3?
Ben Hunt wins the state of origin 2022 game 3.
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