Teams: State of Origin Game II
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
Both New South Wales and Queensland have named their teams for Game II of the 2017 State of Origin Series.
NSW Blues Coach Laurie Daley has retained the same 17 players who defeated the Maroons 28-4 at Suncorp Stadium, with Tom Trbojevic the only new face in the extended squad.
Maroons coach Kevin Walters has overhauled his team for the must-win clash, bringing in four debutants in Coen Hess, Valentine Holmes, Tim Glasby and Jarrod Wallace.
Johnathan Thurston returns from injury to significantly bolster the side in the halves, replacing Anthony Milford to partner Cooper Cronk once again.
Veteran fullback Billy Slater has also earned a recall to the Queensland side, with Broncos captain Darius Boyd shifting to the wing.
Game II will be played at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday, 21 June.
Darius Boyd - Brisbane Broncos
Will Chambers - Melbourne Storm
Gavin Cooper - North Qld Cowboys
Cooper Cronk - Melbourne Storm
Dane Gagai - Newcastle Knights
Matt Gillett - Brisbane Broncos
Tim Glasby - Melbourne Storm
Coen Hess - North Qld Cowboys
Valentine Holmes - Cronulla Sharks
Josh McGuire - Brisbane Broncos
Michael Morgan - North Qld Cowboys
Dylan Napa - Sydney Roosters
Josh Papalii - Canberra Raiders
Billy Slater - Melbourne Storm
Cameron Smith - Melbourne Storm
Johnathan Thurston - North Qld Cowboys
Jarrod Wallace - Gold Coast Titans