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Much has been written and said in the build-up, but none of that will count for anything as it now comes down to the 34 players and 80-minutes of action to determine who strikes the first blow in the 2016 State of Origin series.

Sharks skipper Paul Gallen will again lead the Blues into battle for what will be his 22nd Origin game, alongside him Sharks teammates James Maloney and Andrew Fifita.

NSW will unveil five debutants, Queensland their typically settled line-up, with a winner hard to predict.

While most at the Sharks were happy to predict a Blues win, some sho0wed their true colours in tipping the Queenslanders to come out on top.

Who will win game one likely won’t be known until after 10pm tonight however, with the match set to deliver the usual Origin excitement and intensity.

Sharks TV grabbed a few of the Sharks boys before they headed into a weights session at their Southern Cross Group Stadium home base today to get their opinions on what might take place later this evening.

See what a collection of Sharks had to say, and ‘go Gal and Blues’ at ANZ Stadium tonight!

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