Dragons duo Paul Vaughan and Ben Hunt's chances of wearing green and gold at the end of the season have been boosted after being named in the Kangaroos' State of Origin merit team on Sunday.
Hunt was included as the bench utility and Vaughan an interchange forward in the 17-man squad.
Australia take on New Zealand in a Test to be played at WIN Stadium on October 25.
NSW won the series in dramatic circumstances, as James Tedesco scored in the final seconds off a play created by Mitchell Pearce, Tom Trbjoevic and Blake Ferguson, sealing a 26-20 victory in the decider.
While coach Mal Meninga flagged changes may yet be made, he declared the team named deserved their positions on Origin form.
"This is an exceptional squad whichever way you look at it," Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga said.
"The Origin series was closely fought. Ultimately the Blues prevailed and they deserved to make up a significant proportion of the squad.
"But there were a number of Queensland players who were clear standouts in their positions.
"If a squad was selected for a Test match today it might contain other players based on our overall selection policy. But this squad recognizes the form of the Origin players in the series, and provides an important acknowledgement of where they stand in the Kangaroos reckoning."
This year's Test matches come before a European tour next year and the 2021 World Cup.
Australia will also play in the World Nines on October 18-19.
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