Johnathon Thurston says he expects Cowboys teammate Michael Morgan to retain his in the Queensland team for Origin Game One on May 31.

Morgans form has gradually improved as the season has progressed and he was a handy contributor in the 20 – 6 defeat of the Rabbitohs on Friday night.

There’s been speculation that Morgans (pictured) spot on the Maroon bench could go to Bronco Anthony Milford but Thurston says he’d be surprised if Queensland selectors made changes to last years winning lineup.