Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah and forward Aaron Woods have been named in New South Wales’ State of Origin team for Game III next Wednesday.

Both players were part of the squad that successfully ended the Blues’ eight-year losing streak on the competition in the opening two games, and will now look to help complete a series clean sweep for the first time since 2000.

State of Origin Game III will take place at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, July 9.

Farah currently leads all players with an average of 44 tackles per game through the opening two games this year, while Woods has added invaluable 80m per game on the ground, despite playing limited minutes in both matches.

Both players will miss this weekend’s Round 17 clash against the Penrith Panthers at Leichhardt Oval, as the Club seeks to build on their last start victory over the Canberra Raiders. Penrith won’t have players missing due to Origin selection, but may be without Jamie Soward due to an ankle injury he suffered against the New Zealand Warriors.

Kickoff for that match will be at 3:00pm on Sunday, July 6.

Be there in Round 17 when Wests Tigers take on the Penrith Panthers in their blockbuster clash at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, July 6!

New South Wales Team — State of Origin, Game III

Jarryd Hayne, James McManus, Josh Morris, Josh Dugan, Daniel Tupou, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, Paul Gallen, James Tamou, Ryan Hoffman, Beau Scott, Greg Bird, Boyd Cordner, Luke Lewis, Trent Merrin.

 

Queensland Team — State of Origin, Game III

Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges, Will Chambers, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Jacon Lillyman, Cameron Smith, Nate Myles, Aidan Guerra, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker, Daley Cherry-Evans, Ben Te’o, Matt Gillett, Dave Taylor, Josh McGuire.