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New faces in NSW, Queenland team for 1st State of Origin

SYDNEY (AP) Queensland coach Kevin Walters has named three debutants in his squad for next week's first State of Origin match, following his New South Wales counterpart Brad Fittler in unveiling a new-look side.

Walters' team contains seven changes from the Queensland side that beat New South Wales 18-12 in the dead-rubber third match of last year's series.

Fittler on Sunday named a New South Wales team with five new caps, including South Sydney's Cody Walker who combined in the halves with Nathan Cleary. The others are Souths' Cameron Murray, Canberra pair Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton, and Brisbane's Payne Haas.

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