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Daly Cherry-Evans to again Captain Queensland

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles half-back Daly Cherry-Evans has again been appointed Queensland Maroons Captain.

Cherry-Evans has played 22 Origin games for Queensland and has captained the Maroons to three series victories in 2020, 2022, and 2023.

The 35-year-old has been in superb form again this season for the Sea Eagles.

Cherry-Evans will now go head-to-head with Manly team-mates Jake Trbojevic and NSW debutant Haumole Olakau'atu for Game One in Sydney on Wednesday, June 5.

Great honour..Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans will again lead Queensland in this year's Origin series
Great honour..Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans will again lead Queensland in this year's Origin series ©NRL Photos

The Sea Eagles will have the honour of having Cherry-Evans and Trbojevic as captains of both teams.

Trbojevic becomes the 21st captain of NSW and the third Sea Eagles captain behind Geoff Toovey and Max Krilich.

Qld Origin team

Ampol State of Origin, Game One
Accor Stadium, Sydney
Wednesday 5 June

1. Reece Walsh (Brisbane Broncos)

2. Xavier Coates (Melbourne Storm)

3 Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)

4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (Dolphins)

5. Murray Taulagi (North Queensland Cowboys)

6. Tom Dearden (North Queensland Cowboys)

7. Daly Cherry-Evans (C, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

8. Reuben Cotter (North Queensland Cowboys)

9. Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)

10. Lindsay Collins (Sydney Roosters)

11. Jaydn Su'A (St George Illawarra Dragons)

12. Jeremiah Nanai (North Queensland Cowboys)

13. Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos)

14. Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm)

15. Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)

16. J'maine Hopgood (Parramatta Eels)

17. Selwyn Cobbo (Brisbane Broncos)

18. Felise Kaufusi (Dolphins)

19. Brendan Piakura (Brisbane Broncos)

20. Ezra Mam (Brisbane Broncos)


Acknowledgement of Country

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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