Home Rugby Star trio out, judiciary takes out pack candidate, Slater brings in recent faces

Star trio out, judiciary takes out pack candidate, Slater brings in recent faces

Star trio out, judiciary takes out pack candidate, Slater brings in recent faces


Queensland have suffered a 3rd harm drama with winger Selwyn Cobbo to overlook Origin II as a result of hip drawback he picked up within the game-one victory with Billy Slater making three injury-enforced modifications to his squad.

With second-rower Tom Gilbert (dislocated shoulder) and Jai Arrow (ankle) additionally out, it has prompted Billy Slater to recall Storm speedster Xavier Coates on the wing with Jeremiah Nanai and Moeaki Fotuaika returning to bolster the pack subsequent Wednesday at Suncorp Stadium. 

Slater has named Tino Fa’asuamaleaui within the beginning facet this time round after he was a late inclusion within the run-on facet at Adelaide for Origin I whereas Nanai slots straight into the second row for Gilbert with participant of the match Reuben Cotter remaining on the bench regardless of taking part in all 80 minutes in recreation one.

Fotuaika has not represented the Maroons since 2021 whereas Coates and Nanai had been a part of final yr’s series-winning facet.

Uncapped Raiders firebrand Corey Horsburgh is a part of the prolonged squad for the primary time with Titans utility AJ Brimson additionally a part of the reserves bench. 

Fa’asuamaleaui is free to play after being discovered to don’t have any case to reply for the Api Koroisau incident on Thursday evening when his forearm broke the NSW hooker’s jaw whereas the Titans skipper hit the ball up.

Selwyn Cobbo for Queensland

(Picture by Mark Kolbe/Getty Pictures)

Storm prop Christian Welch, who was one other candidate to come back into the pack, has been rubbed out by the match overview committee, copping a ban of 1-2 weeks after he was sin-binned within the seventy fifth minute for a hip-drop sort out on Cronulla’s Royce Hunt on Sunday.

Cobbo scored two tries in his return for Brisbane on Saturday evening however aggravated his hip harm and Coates has been introduced again. Storm coach Craig Bellamy stated he was unfortunate to not have made the squad for the 26-18 win in Adelaide to start out the collection.

The Blues are set to call their squad in a while Monday or on Tuesday morning after the ultimate match of Spherical 15 between Parramatta and Canterbury, that includes a number of choice candidates together with Mitchell Moses, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Tevita Pangai jnr, Matt Burton and Josh Addo-Carr.

Queensland Origin II workforce

1 Reece Walsh
2 Xavier Coates
3 Valentine Holmes
4 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
5 Murray Taulagi
6 Cameron Munster
7 Daly Cherry-Evans
8 Lindsay Collins
9 Ben Hunt
10 Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
11 Jeremiah Nanai
12 David Fifita
13 Patrick Carrigan
14 Harry Grant
15 Tom Flegler
16 Reuben Cotter
17 Moeaki Fotuaika
18 AJ Brimson
19 Corey Horsburgh



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