Prior a Blues ‘shadow’ for Origin 3

Sharks prop Matt Prior has been named as a shadow player for NSW for State of Origin game three, with Dragons forward Paul Vaughan selected to start in the front row and his St George teammate Tariq Sims included on the interchange bench.

Coming in for the injured Regan Campbell-Gillard, Prior played limited minutes for NSW in game two but did the job for the Blues in their series-clinching win in making 23 effective tackles in the middle of the field.

Prior joins Roosters five eighth Luke Keary as a shadow player, with Titans forward Ryan James the 18th man for Brad Fittler's squad.

The team will undergo medicals in the next few days before the squad is finalised.

State of Origin game three, with NSW already two up in the series, is scheduled for Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, July 11.

NSW Team for State of Origin game 3
1 James Tedesdco - Sydney Roosters
2 Tom Trbojevic - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
3 Latrell Mitchell - Sydney Roosters
4 James Roberts - Brisbane Broncos
5 Josh Addo-Carr - Melbourne Storm
6 James Maloney - Penrith Panthers
7 Nathan Cleary - Penrith Panthers
8 David Klemmer - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
9 Damien Cook - South Sydney Rabbitohs
10 Paul Vaughan - St George Illawarra Dragons
11 Boyd Cordner (C) - Sydney Roosters
12 Tyson Frizell - St George Illawarra Dragons
13 Jack de Belin - St George Illawarra Dragons
INTERCHANGE
14 Tariq Sims - St George Illawarra Dragons
15 Jake Trbojevic - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
16 Angus Crichton - South Sydney Rabbitohs
17 Tyron Peachey - Penrith Panthers
18 Ryan James - Gold Coast Titans
SHADOW PLAYERS
Luke Keary - Sydney Roosters
Matt Prior - Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks