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State of Origin: NSW coach Laurie Daley names new halves combination of Adam Reynolds and James Maloney for game one against Queensland

ABC News ABC News 23/05/2016

Adam Reynolds has been named in the squad. © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Adam Reynolds has been named in the squad. Blues coach Laurie Daley has opted for an all-new halves combination, naming the Rabbitohs' Adam Reynolds and Cronulla's James Maloney as the pairing to face Queensland in Origin I.

Daley left some of his options open on Monday, announcing an extended 19-man squad for the series opener at the Olympic stadium on June 1.

The coach's decision means last year's pairing of the Roosters' Mitchell Pearce and the Bulldogs' Trent Hodkinson miss out on a halves spot.

In addition to Reynolds and Maloney, Daley has also brought in debutants Tyson Frizell (Dragons), Josh Mansour and Matt Moylan (Panthers) and Dylan Walker (Sea Eagles) as well as development player Bryce Cartwright.

"I think at the moment there are a couple of guys in doubt so we wanted to make sure we have all our bases covered," Daley said.

"We don't have to name a team until later in the week so [we will] continue to keep everyone guessing."

Queensland will name its squad for Origin I on Tuesday.

The Maroons are chasing a second successive series win in 2016, after last year's 2-1 victory.

NSW has won only one of the last 10 series - in 2014 - when the Blues finally stopped a run of eight Maroons victories.

More to come.

NSW Origin squad:

Greg Bird

Boyd Cordner

Josh Dugan

Robbie Farah

Blake Ferguson

Andrew Fifita

Tyson Frizell

Paul Gallen (c)

Josh Jackson

Michael Jennings

David Klemmer

James Maloney

Josh Mansour

Josh Morris

Matt Moylan

Adam Reynolds

James Tamou

Dylan Walker

Aaron Woods

Bryce Cartwright (development)

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