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Full list of New South Wales State of Origin players

What defines the sky blues? The New South Wales cockroaches? Is it the incredible level of skill, the big hits, the forehead of "Backdoor" Benny Elias spilling blood out onto the trampled State of Origin turf? It's been a good run for New South Wales in State of Origin over recent years. Quite the comeback after more than a decade of humiliation by the QLD cane toads. What does the future of State of Origin hold?

Well, there is no future if you can't remember the past. Below you'll find a list of all the rugby league players who have represented New South Wales in the beloved arena of State of Origin since the first game way back in 1980. You'll also get their basic stats, as well. This includes Finder's famed State of Origin Performance Index.

Here's all of the 305 players who have, or at least will have, represented NSW come Game 2 of the 2022 State of Origin series. The newly minted 304th player is Matt Burton. And the 305th player is Siosifa Talakai

Remember, you can see what happens next by checking out our how to watch State of Origin guide. If you want to stream State of Origin live, you'll need to sign up for a 9Now account.

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List of every NSW State of Origin player in history

Name Rookie Year Games Played Games Won Tries Goals Field Goals Points Avg Performance Index
Aaron Raper 1997 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Woods 2013 14 5 1 0 0 4 56
Adam MacDougall 1998 11 6 4 0 0 16 63
Adam Muir 1995 13 8 2 0 0 8 53
Adam Reynolds 2016 2 0 0 3 0 6 47
Akuila Uate 2011 5 2 2 0 0 8 58
Alan Thompson 1980 6 1 0 0 0 0 28
Alan Wilson 1989 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
Andrew Ettingshausen 1987 27 15 6 0 0 28 46
Andrew Farrar 1984 7 3 3 0 0 12 43
Andrew Fifita 2013 10 3 2 0 0 8 70
Andrew Johns 1995 23 13 4 37 4 96 63
Andrew Ryan 2001 12 6 0 0 0 0 60
Angus Crichton 2018 9 4 0 0 0 0 63
Anthony Laffranchi 2008 4 1 1 0 0 4 68
Anthony Minichiello 2003 11 6 8 0 0 32 82
Anthony Mundine 1999 3 1 1 0 0 4 30
Anthony Quinn 2008 3 1 2 0 0 8 44
Anthony Tupou 2007 4 1 0 0 0 0 38
Anthony Watmough 2005 14 6 1 0 0 4 63
Apisai Koroisau 2021 1 0 1 0 0 4 25
Barry Jensen 1981 1 0 0 0 0 0 29
Beau Scott 2010 11 4 1 0 0 4 50
Ben Creagh 2009 11 3 4 0 0 16 58
Ben Cross 2008 2 1 0 0 0 0 50
Ben Hornby 2004 3 2 2 1 0 0 62
Ben Kennedy 1999 13 10 0 0 0 8 29
Benny Elias 1985 19 10 1 0 2 6 52
Blake Ferguson 2013 9 4 0 0 0 0 43
Bob Cooper 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 69
Boyd Cordner 2013 16 6 2 0 0 8 58
Brad Fittler 1990 31 17 8 0 2 34 77
Brad Izzard 1982 4 1 2 0 0 6 43
Brad Mackay 1989 17 8 3 0 0 12 51
Bradley Clyde 1989 12 7 2 0 0 8 88
Braith Anasta 2002 10 4 2 0 0 8 51
Brent Kite 2004 10 4 0 0 0 0 47
Brett Finch 2004 3 1 1 0 1 5 61
Brett Hodgson 2002 6 2 1 5 0 14 67
Brett Kenny 1982 17 8 3 0 0 8 72
Brett Kimmorley 2000 10 5 0 0 0 0 53
Brett Morris 2010 15 4 4 0 0 16 39
Brett Mullins 1994 6 6 4 0 0 16 36
Brett Rodwell 1995 1 0 1 0 0 4 41
Brett Stewart 2007 8 3 5 0 0 20 51
Brett White 2007 8 2 1 0 0 4 46
Brian Hetherington 1984 2 1 0 0 0 0 40
Brian Johnston 1984 8 4 2 0 0 8 56
Brian To'o 2021 4 2 2 0 0 8 81
Bruce McGuire 1989 5 2 1 0 0 4 76
Bryan Fletcher 1999 14 7 1 0 0 4 68
Cameron Murray 2019 8 4 1 0 0 4 61
Chris Anderson 1980 4 1 3 0 0 12 53
Chris Johns 1989 10 4 3 0 0 12 35
Chris Mortimer 1984 9 6 3 0 0 8 30
Chris Walsh 1984 1 1 0 0 0 0 56
Cliff Lyons 1987 6 2 0 0 0 4 57
Clinton Gutherson 2020 3 1 0 0 0 0 44
Cody Walker 2019 4 1 1 0 0 4 50
Craig Fitzgibbon 2003 11 7 1 20 0 40 78
Craig Gower 2001 7 4 0 0 0 0 42
Craig Hancock 1995 1 0 0 0 0 0 12
Craig Salvatori 1991 5 3 1 0 0 4 33
Craig Wing 2003 12 7 2 0 0 8 53
Craig Young 1980 5 1 0 0 0 0 51
Dale Finucane 2019 5 3 0 0 0 0 48
Damien Cook 2018 13 7 2 0 0 8 88
Daniel Saifiti 2019 7 5 1 0 0 4 63
Daniel Tupou 2014 8 3 2 0 0 8 43
Danny Buderus 2002 21 10 2 0 0 8 62
Darren Albert 1999 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
David Barnhill 1994 9 3 0 0 0 0 38
David Boyle 1987 4 2 1 0 0 4 59
David Brooks 1985 1 0 0 0 0 0 40
David Fairleigh 1991 10 4 0 0 0 0 35
David Furner 1996 8 6 1 0 0 4 53
David Gillespie 1986 15 9 0 0 0 0 30
David Hall 1995 1 0 0 0 0 0 22
David Klemmer 2015 14 6 0 0 0 0 58
David Peachey 2000 1 1 1 0 0 4 79
David Trewhella 1988 2 0 1 0 0 4 66
David Williams 2009 2 1 2 0 0 8 66
Dean Pay 1994 12 8 0 0 0 0 47
Dean Young 2011 1 0 0 0 0 0 57
Des Hasler 1985 13 4 2 0 0 8 39
Don McKinnon 1982 1 0 0 0 0 0 134
Dylan Walker 2016 2 0 0 0 0 0 34
Eric Grothe 1981 9 4 2 0 0 10 70
Eric Grothe Jnr 2006 3 1 3 0 0 8 58
Garry Dowling 1981 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Garry Jack 1984 17 7 1 0 0 4 80
Gary Hambly 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 61
Gavin Miller 1983 5 1 0 0 0 0 87
Geoff Bugden 1983 2 0 0 0 0 0 61
Geoff Gerard 1983 2 1 0 0 0 0 83
Geoff Toovey 1990 14 10 0 0 0 0 57
Glenn Lazarus 1989 19 11 2 0 0 8 63
Glenn Stewart 2009 5 2 0 0 0 0 62
Graeme O'Grady 1981 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graeme Wynn 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Graham Eadie 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 90
Graham Lyons 1990 3 2 0 0 0 0 38
Graham Mackay 1992 4 1 0 1 0 2 36
Greg Alexander 1989 6 0 0 2 0 4 68
Greg Bird 2007 18 6 2 0 0 8 70
Greg Brentnall 1980 4 1 1 0 0 3 44
Greg Florimo 1988 4 0 0 0 0 0 34
Hazem El Masri 2007 1 1 1 3 0 10 58
Ian Roberts 1990 9 6 0 0 0 0 52
Isaah Yeo 2020 6 3 0 0 0 0 56
Jack Bird 2016 5 2 0 0 0 0 21
Jack De Belin 2018 3 2 0 0 0 0 53
Jack Wighton 2019 10 5 3 0 0 12 46
Jake Trbojevic 2017 13 7 1 0 0 4 67
Jamal Idris 2010 1 0 1 0 0 4 43
James Maloney 2013 14 7 2 31 0 70 51
James McManus 2009 3 0 1 0 0 4 21
James Roberts 2018 3 2 0 0 0 0 47
James Tamou 2012 14 6 0 0 0 0 43
James Tedesco 2016 17 9 7 0 0 28 104
Jamie Ainscough 1996 12 9 2 0 0 8 27
Jamie Buhrer 2012 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
Jamie Lyon 2002 10 3 1 8 0 20 57
Jamie Soward 2011 3 1 0 9 0 18 20
Jarrod Mullen 2007 1 0 0 0 0 0 50
Jarryd Hayne 2007 23 9 0 0 0 44 51
Jason Croker 1993 5 4 11 0 0 0 73
Jason King 2010 2 0 0 0 0 0 24
Jason Moodie 2002 3 1 0 0 0 8 47
Jason Ryles 2002 8 5 2 0 0 0 42
Jason Stevens 2000 9 5 0 0 0 0 67
Jason Taylor 1993 3 2 0 0 0 0 43
Jarome Luai 2021 3 2 0 0 0 0 2
Jim Dymock 1996 6 5 1 0 0 4 39
Jim Leis 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 116
Jim Serdaris 1995 3 0 1 0 0 4 73
Joel Monaghan 2008 3 0 0 0 0 0 29
John Cartwright 1989 8 3 1 0 0 4 44
John Coveney 1982 2 1 0 0 0 0 66
John Ferguson 1985 8 2 1 0 0 4 47
John Hopoate 1995 1 0 0 0 0 0 16
John Muggleton 1982 2 1 0 0 0 0 56
John Simon 1992 4 3 0 2 1 5 27
Jonathan Docking 1987 2 1 0 0 0 4 53
Josh Dugan 2011 12 4 3 0 0 12 53
Josh Jackson 2015 9 3 0 0 0 0 50
Josh Mansour 2016 3 2 0 0 0 0 40
Josh Morris 2009 15 5 6 0 0 24 42
Josh Perry 2003 3 2 0 0 0 0 26
Josh Reynolds 2013 5 3 0 0 0 0 18
Joshua Addo-Carr 2018 11 6 10 0 0 40 65
Junior Paulo 2020 7 3 0 0 0 0 41
Justin Poore 2009 3 1 0 0 0 0 41
Kade Snowden 2010 2 0 0 0 0 0 41
Keith Galloway 2011 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
Ken McGuinness 1997 5 2 2 0 0 8 43
Ken Nagas 1994 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
Kevin Hastings 1983 1 0 0 0 0 0 39
Kotoni Staggs 2022 1 0 0 0 0 0 22
Kurt Gidley 2007 12 3 1 7 0 18 67
Latrell Mitchell 2018 7 4 6 4 0 32 66
Laurie Daley 1989 23 13 6 1 0 26 75
Les Boyd 1981 3 0 0 0 0 0 82
Les Davidson 1987 5 2 1 0 0 4 102
Liam Martin 2021 4 2 0 0 0 0 31
Lindsay Johnston 1983 2 1 0 0 0 0 88
Luke Bailey 2002 15 6 0 0 0 0 70
Luke Keary 2020 1 0 0 0 0 0 31
Luke Lewis 2004 17 7 1 0 0 4 53
Luke O'Donnell 2006 5 1 0 0 0 0 75
Luke Priddis 2001 3 1 0 0 0 0 38
Luke Ricketson 1999 10 5 2 0 0 8 53
Luke Rooney 2004 5 3 3 0 0 12 68
Mario Fenech 1989 2 0 0 0 0 0 97
Mark Carroll 1995 6 2 0 0 0 0 69
Mark Gasnier 2004 12 6 4 1 0 18 72
Mark Geyer 1989 3 1 0 0 0 0 40
Mark Hughes 2001 3 1 0 0 0 0 35
Mark McGaw 1987 13 5 5 0 0 24 57
Mark O'Meley 2001 10 5 0 0 0 0 53
Mark Sargent 1990 1 0 0 0 0 0 17
Marty Gurr 1983 2 1 0 0 0 0 93
Matt Adamson 2001 2 1 0 0 0 0 23
Matt Burton 2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Cooper 2004 13 5 3 0 0 12 53
Matt Geyer 1999 3 1 2 0 0 8 37
Matt King 2005 9 4 6 0 0 24 61
Matt Prior 2018 1 1 0 0 0 0 37
Matt Seers 1995 4 1 0 0 0 0 9
Matthew Gidley 2000 11 6 5 0 0 20 65
Matthew Johns 1995 4 0 0 0 0 0 31
Matthew Moylan 2016 3 1 0 0 0 0 44
Max Krilich 1982 5 1 0 0 0 0 46
Michael Buettner 1997 1 0 0 0 0 0 23
Micheal Cronin 1980 6 2 1 14 0 4 52
Michael De Vere 2001 5 3 0 2 0 8 36
Michael Ennis 2009 8 2 0 4 0 6 44
Michael Gordon 2010 1 0 0 3 0 24 25
Michael Jennings 2009 18 7 6 0 0 129 52
Michael O'Connor 1985 19 9 10 37 1 0 63
Michael Vella 1999 10 5 0 0 0 0 1
Michael Weyman 2009 4 0 0 0 0 31 41
Mick Potter 1984 1 1 0 0 0 0 50
Mitchell Moses 2021 1 0 0 0 0 0 51
Mitchell Pearce 2008 19 6 3 0 0 12 46
Nathan Brown 2020 2 1 0 0 0 0 9
Nathan Cleary 2018 11 6 0 30 0 60 57
Nathan Hindmarsh 2001 17 7 1 0 0 4 67
Nathan Merritt 2013 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nathan Peats 2017 3 1 0 0 0 0 69
Neil Hunt 1983 2 1 1 0 0 4 58
Nick Cotric 2019 1 0 0 0 0 0 43
Nik Kosef 1997 8 4 1 0 0 4 63
Noel Cleal 1984 12 8 3 0 0 12 79
Pat Jarvis 1984 8 4 0 0 0 0 78
Paul Dunn 1988 3 0 0 0 0 0 53
Paul Field 1983 2 1 0 0 0 0 42
Paul Gallen 2006 24 9 1 1 0 6 92
Paul Harragon 1992 20 12 2 0 0 8 73
Paul Langmack 1987 4 1 0 0 0 0 59
Paul McGregor 1992 14 9 4 0 0 16 74
Paul Merlo 1982 1 0 0 0 0 0 110
Paul Sironen 1989 14 8 0 0 0 0 40
Paul Vaughn 2018 6 4 1 0 0 4 50
Payne Haas 2019 8 3 0 0 0 0 59
Peter Kelly 1989 2 0 0 0 0 0 43
Peter Sterling 1981 13 6 0 0 0 0 59
Peter Tunks 1981 10 7 1 0 0 4 49
Peter Wallace 2008 4 1 0 0 0 0 46
Peter Wynn 1984 4 3 0 0 0 0 93
Phil Bailey 2003 3 2 0 0 0 0 22
Phil Blake 1989 1 0 0 0 0 0 16
Phil Daley 1987 3 1 0 0 0 0 55
Phil Sigsworth 1981 3 0 1 0 0 4 47
Phillip Duke 1982 1 0 0 2 0 3 45
Ray Brown 1983 3 1 0 0 0 0 49
Ray Price 1981 8 2 0 0 0 0 86
Reagan Campbell-Gillard 2018 2 1 0 0 0 0 42
Rex Wright 1984 1 0 0 0 0 0 89
Ricky Stuart 1990 14 8 3 0 0 12 46
Ricky Walford 1990 1 1 0 0 0 0 26
Robbie Farah 2009 16 6 0 0 0 0 77
Robbie Kearns 1998 8 5 0 0 0 0 60
Robbie McCormack 1992 2 2 0 0 0 0 35
Robbie Ross 1999 3 1 1 0 0 4 42
Robert Stone 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 22
Rod Wishart 1990 22 12 5 23 0 64 36
Rodney Howe 1998 8 4 0 0 0 0 73
Ron Hilditch 1981 1 0 0 0 0 0 45
Ross Conlon 1984 3 1 0 10 0 20 16
Royce Ayliffe 1982 3 1 0 0 0 0 37
Royce Simmons 1984 10 6 1 0 0 4 70
Ryan Girdler 1999 8 5 7 27 0 82 62
Ryan Hoffman 2007 14 6 0 0 0 0 59
Ryan Matterson 2022 1 0 0 0 0 0 42
Ryan O'Hara 2004 1 1 0 0 0 0 26
Scott Gourley 1993 1 0 0 0 0 0 45
Scott Hill 2000 5 3 1 0 0 4 52
Shaun Timmins 2000 9 6 3 0 1 13 62
Siosifa Talakai 2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stan Jurd 1983 2 1 0 0 0 0 36
Stephen Crichton 2022 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Steve Bowden 1981 1 0 0 0 0 0 50
Steve Carter 1992 1 0 0 0 0 0 24
Steve Edge 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 93
Steve Ella 1983 8 3 3 0 0 12 35
Steve Folkes 1986 9 4 0 0 0 0 59
Steve Hanson 1988 1 0 1 0 0 4 115
Steve Martin 1980 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Menzies 1995 20 9 4 0 0 16 61
Steve Morris 1984 2 2 0 0 0 0 33
Steve Mortimer 1982 9 5 2 0 0 7 57
Steve Roach 1984 17 9 0 0 0 0 77
Steve Rogers 1980 4 1 0 0 0 0 31
Steve Simpson 2002 13 5 0 0 0 0 46
Steve Turner 2008 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
Tariq Sims 2018 6 4 0 0 0 0 52
Terry Campese 2009 1 0 0 0 0 0 49
Terry Fahey 1981 2 0 0 0 0 0 17
Terry Hill 1993 14 5 0 0 0 0 48
Terry Lamb 1981 8 3 0 0 0 0 30
Terry Matterson 1989 1 0 0 0 0 0 17
Tim Brasher 1992 21 13 3 9 0 30 56
Tim Grant 2012 2 1 0 0 0 0 50
Tim Mannah 2010 4 1 0 0 0 0 38
Timana Tahu 2002 12 5 8 0 0 32 49
Todd Carney 2012 3 1 0 7 0 14 37
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs 2009 4 1 0 0 0 0 37
Tom Raudonikis 1980 1 0 1 0 0 3 61
Tom Trbojevic 2018 8 6 9 0 0 36 82
Tony Butterfield 1998 1 0 0 0 0 0 66
Tony Melrose 1982 1 0 0 2 0 4 31
Tony Rampling 1982 3 1 0 0 0 0 47
Tony Williams 2012 3 1 0 0 0 0 37
Trent Barrett 1997 11 4 3 0 1 13 63
Trent Hodkinson 2014 6 3 1 12 0 28 37
Trent Merrin 2011 13 6 1 0 0 4 37
Trent Waterhouse 2004 5 2 0 0 0 0 35
Tyrone Peachy 2018 3 2 0 0 0 0 12
Tyson Frizell 2016 14 7 3 0 0 12 66
Wade Graham 2016 6 4 0 0 0 0 43
Wayne Pearce 1983 15 6 3 0 0 12 96
William Hopoate 2011 5 3 1 0 0 4 26
Willie Mason 2003 13 5 1 0 0 4 71
Ziggy Niszczot 1982 2 1 2 0 0 6 56
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