League: Hayne, Tamou return for NSW in Origin III

Prop James Tamou is recalled after he was stood down by the NRL for game two after being arrested and charged with high-range drink-driving. Photo / Getty Images.
Prop James Tamou is recalled after he was stood down by the NRL for game two after being arrested and charged with high-range drink-driving. Photo / Getty Images.

NSW coach Laurie Daley has named Jarryd Hayne in his side to face Queensland in the State of Origin decider on July 17 despite the Parramatta star battling a hamstring problem.

Hayne is one of three players going into camp on Monday under an injury cloud with skipper Paul Gallen and back-rower Greg Bird nursing foot and ankle injuries respectively.

Josh Dugan has been named at fullback with Hayne on the wing.

South Sydney winger Nathan Merritt was axed after his difficult debut in the game two loss in Brisbane at the end of last month.

Prop James Tamou is recalled after he was stood down by the NRL for game two after being arrested and charged with high-range drink-driving.

Aaron Woods is named on an extended bench along with Newcastle winger James McManus and Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner.

The Blues are looking to win a first series since 2005.

NSW team: Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Josh Dugan, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Paul Gallen (capt), Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Luke Lewis, Ryan Hoffman, Greg Bird. Interchange: Andrew Fifita, Anthony Watmough, Trent Merrin, Josh Reynolds, James McManus, Boyd Cordner.

-AAP

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