COACH Mal Meninga says Queensland can get some Origin satisfaction by playing well in Wednesday night's third game at Suncorp Stadium.

After winning a record eight series straight since 2006 Queensland find themselves fighting to avoid it first Origin whitewash in 14 years.

But Meninga, who has been at the helm throughout Queensland golden run said the players had too much pride in the maroon jumper to think a win in any Origin was not important, even a dead game.

"We can enjoy the night by making sure we play really well," said Meninga as his 17-man squad was revealed during a clinic for young children at the Graceville Lions junior rugby league club today.

Melbourne Storm's Will Chamber is the only new face in the squad coming in for injured North Queensland Cowboy Brent Tate while tough Warriors forward Jacob Lillyman fills Matt Scott's front-row starting role.

Cooper Cronk, who played just seven minute of Origin I after breaking his arm and then missing Origin !! when NSW wrapped up the series 12-8 in a niggling and at times spiteful clash, returns in the No.7 jumper with Daly Cherry Evans dropping back onto the interchange bench.

Brisbane prop Josh McGuire was named 18th man.

The Queensland squad is:

  • Billy Slater,
  • Darius Boyd,
  • Will Chambers,
  • Greg Inglis,
  • Justin Hodges,
  • Johnathan Thurston,
  • Cooper Cronk,
  • Jacob Lillyman,
  • Cameron Smith,
  • Nate Myles,
  • Sam Thaiday,
  • Aidan Guerra,
  • Corey Parker.
  • Daly Cherry-Evans,
  • Ben Te'o,
  • Matt Gillett,
  • Dave Taylor.
  • 18th man: Josh McGuire.
  • 19th man: Michael Morgan

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