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Jacob Lillyman looks to offload
Knights v Warriors NRL rugby league match at Hunter Stadium, Newcastle Australia. Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo: Paul Seiser / www.photosport.nz

Vodafone Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman has been recalled to the Queensland side for State of Origin II against New South Wales at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday week (June 22).

The 32-year-old veteran comes into the side for injured Nate Myles in the only change from the opening match in Sydney.

Lillyman, outstanding in the Vodafone Warriors' win over Newcastle on Saturday, will be making his 12th Origin appearance.

He has the chance of being part of a series-winning Queensland side yet again with the Maroons 1-0 up after winning the opening contest 6-4 at ANZ Stadium.

In his 220th NRL appearance on Saturday, Lillyman made more metres than any other forward (157 from 17 runs in 50 minutes). Hi also played try provider, putting Albert Vete over for the first of his double.

Lillyman will now be unavailable for the Vodafone Warriors' encounter with the Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium (6.00pm kick-off).

 

STATE OF ORIGIN II

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Wednesday, June 22    

 

QUEENSLAND MAROONS

Darius Boyd (Brisbane Broncos)

Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)

Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)

Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)

Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters)

Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Jacob Lillyman (Vodafone Warriors)

Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos)

Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)

Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos)

Justin O’Neill (North Queensland Cowboys)

Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos)

Matt Scott (North Queensland Cowboys)

Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm) captain

Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)

Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)

Coach: Kevin Walters

 

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