Chris McQueen celebrates with Daly Cherry Evans, State of Origin Rugby League, Game 3, 2013. ANZ Stadium, Homebush. Wednesday 17th July 2013. Digital Pic by Robb Cox © NRLphotos.com

QLD Maroons Game II Squad annouced

The Queensland Rugby League last night announced a 22-man XXXX Maroons squad for Game 2 of the Holden State of Origin series to be played at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on June 18.

“We’re taking a little bit of a different tack because of the current injury situation,” QRL Chairman Peter Betros explained.

“We normally announce 19 players but tonight because of the uncertainty over several players we’re going to announce 22 players. As the week goes on and the injury situation becomes clearer, Mal (Meninga) will finalise the team and get it down to the required number.”

After missing Game 1 with a calf injury, Broncos forward Sam Thaiday is back in the fold, while Jacob Lillyman and Willie Tonga return to Camp Maroon.

QAS Emerging Origin Squad member Anthony Milford and Broncos halfback Ben Hunt are the newcomers to the senior Maroons squad.  

Daly Cherry-Evans is the only Sea Eagles player in the Queensland squad.

You can relive the action from Game One here.

XXXX Maroons Game 2 squad

Player

NRL Club

Darius BOYD

Newcastle Knights

Will CHAMBERS

Melbourne Storm

Daly CHERRY-EVANS

Manly Sea Eagles

Matt GILLETT

Brisbane Broncos

Aidan GUERRA

Sydney Roosters

Justin HODGES

Brisbane Broncos

Ben HUNT

Brisbane Broncos

Greg INGLIS

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Jacob LILLYMAN

New Zealand Warriors

Chris MCQUEEN

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Anthony MILFORD

Canberra Raiders

Nate MYLES

Gold Coast Titans

Josh PAPALII

Canberra Raiders

Corey PARKER

Brisbane Broncos

Matt SCOTT

North Queensland Cowboys

Billy SLATER

Melbourne Storm

Cameron SMITH

Melbourne Storm

Brent TATE

North Queensland Cowboys

Ben TE’O      

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sam THAIDAY

Brisbane Broncos

Johnathan THURSTON

North Queensland Cowboys

Willie TONGA

Parramatta Eels

Coach: Mal Meninga