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Billy to lead Queensland in final game

Billy Slater is set for a fairy tale finish to his representative career.

The champion fullback has been named as Queensland captain for Origin III at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday night.

It will be the final time Slater will wear Maroon after last month announcing his retirement from representative football following this year's State of Origin series.

This is the first time the 35-year-old will captain his state, having done the same for Melbourne against Manly back in Round 11 in Cameron Smith's absence.

Slater has been made Queensland captain in place of Greg Inglis who suffered a broken thumb on the weekend.

Tim Glasby has also been named in the Maroons side for Game III after being selected at No.17.

Glasby made his Origin debut in Game Two last year and has won both games he has played in for Queensland.

1. Billy SLATER (c) - Melbourne Storm
2. Valentine HOLMES - Cronulla Sharks
3. Dane GAGAI - South Sydney Rabbitohs
4. Will CHAMBERS - Melbourne Storm
5. Corey OATES - Brisbane Broncos
6. Cameron MUNSTER - Melbourne Storm
7. Daly CHERRY-EVANS - Manly Sea Eagles
8. Jai ARROW - Gold Coast Titans
9. Andrew McCULLOUGH - Brisbane Broncos
10. Josh PAPALII - Canberra Raiders
11. Gavin COOPER - North Queensland Cowboys
12. Felise KAUFUSI - Melbourne Storm
13. Josh McGUIRE - Brisbane Broncos
14. Ben HUNT - St George Illawarra Dragons
15. Jarrod WALLACE - Gold Coast Titans
16. Coen HESS - North Queensland Cowboys
17. Tim GLASBY - Melbourne Storm
18. Dylan NAPA - Sydney Roosters

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