Early mind games before next Wednesday's State of Origin decider began as New South Wales coach Ricky Stuart named his 19-man squad on Sunday.
The Manly Sea Eagles second rower Glenn Stuart is named in the squad despite being diagnosed with a medial ligament tear less than a week ago.
Stuart is refusing to rule out the second-rower and says they'll assess it on a day by day basis.
Meanwhile Akuila Uate was dropped for St George Illawara winger Brett Morris, who will now line up next to his twin brother Josh Morris for the first time in State of Origin.
The series is currently 1-1 and New South Wales will be desperate to get the monkey of their back, having not won a series since 2005.