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