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They were all in contention but narrowly missed out at the selection table. Take a look at our team of unlucky omissions from Origin I.

Johnathan Thurston was again the hero in the grand final rematch, while Andrew Fifita was a one-man wrecking crew for the Sharks.

Valentine Holmes bagged four tries against Newcastle while Greg Inglis sparked the Rabbitohs to a come-from-behind victory.

Blake Ferguson celebrated his Test selection with a hat-trick, while Johnathan Thurston was all class against Manly.

Jordan Rapana bagged four tries in Canberra's huge win, while Paul Gallen made the perfect pitch for a Test recall with a massive performance.

Anthony Milford was at his brilliant best for the Broncos, while Ben Barba continued his red-hot form as Cronulla won again.

Moises Mbye carved up for the Bulldogs while Dylan Napa was a one-man wrecking crew as the Roosters broke their duck for 2016.

Bryce Cartwright catapulted into Origin contention with another classy display, while Roger Tuivasa-Sheck starred in his first game against old club the Roosters.