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State of Origin: Maroons name Cooper Cronk

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Cooper Cronk has been named to make his return from a broken arm and Corey Parker returns from a facial injury as the Maroons bolster their squad for game three of State of Origin the series.

Cronk broke his arm in game one and hasn't played since but has been named in the starting side as Queensland, having already lost the series, try to avoid a clean sweep at Suncorp Stadium on July 9.

The Melbourne Storm number seven didn't play against the Dragons on Monday night but has indicated to Maroons medical staff he will be fit to return to action against NSW.

Parker returns at the back of the Maroons scrum while Daly Cherry-Evans returns to the bench after playing halfback for almost all of game one and game two in Sydney, where he campaigned with a suspect knee.

Mal Meninga has resisted any calls for fresh faces, with Will Chambers the replacement for the injured Brent Tate and Jacob Lillyman being promoted to the starting side to fill in for the injured Matt Scott.

Brisbane's Josh McGuire has been named 18th man, with Michael Morgan from the Cowboys 19th man.

Maroons: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Will Chambers, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Jacob Lillyman, Cameron Smith, Nate Myles, Sam Thaiday, Aidan Guerra, Corey Parker Interchange Ben Te'o, Matt Gillett, Daly Cherry-Evans, Dave Taylor.