With the decider being played at Suncorp Stadium, the Maroons have been installed as favourites to take their 7th straight series win.
Queensland has named a 20 man team which includes Matt Bowen who is tipped to take Billy Slater's position at fullback should he fail a fitness test later in the week.
For New South Wales, Akuila Uate has been dropped for the Bulldog's Josh Morris. NSW has also named an extended team with positions still up for grabs.
Cameron Smith (c)
New South Wales
Paul Gallen (c)