Despite being included in last year's inaugural match Queensland pair Maitua Feterika and Rona Peters along with NWS hooker Nita Maynard have been excluded from the clash. 

In the past, the fixture has centred around the residency rule with Feterika and Maynard living in their respective states over the past one to three years to qualify for selection. However, both states agreed to wipe out this rule last month and align it with the men's version. 

Both Feterika and Maynard had played in Origin before making their Ferns debuts last year.

"I've played a lot of footy with Nita and I know she was disappointed when she heard she wasn't eligible to play," NSW outside back Corban McGregor told

"Whether they went this way or did it gradually I think it had to happen eventually. In the long run, it's the right call because you want to be on the same page as the men.

"That's how it works for them and that's how it should be for us."

It's unfortunate for Peters, who retired in 2015 from Kiwi Ferns commitments and had moved to Brisbane four years ago. Despite representing the Maroons on four occasions she is now considered ineligible.

"It's disappointing for Rona especially," Maroons halfback Ali Brigginshaw said.

"She left New Zealand and forged her name here. She had that Queensland passion and really adapted to what we have and how we are."