Lillyman in Qld Maroons squad

Vodafone Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman has been named in the 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.

XXXX Maroons Game 2 squad

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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