Its nearly that time of the year again when the two most bitter of rivals get ready to do battle over a three match series, with the opening game taking place on June 9th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Blues have come into a resugance of late after the Maroons dominated them over multiple series with the likes of Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith pulling the strings but its looking like the Blues will be the team to beat yet again.
First name on the team sheet is James Tedesco for Andrew Johns side, the best fullback in the world by some distance and will be up there for player of the series come the final game. Not far behind him on the teamsheet will be young superstar halfback Nathan Cleary who looks set to have a stellar career.
Here is a look at our side for Game 1 this year.