Two changes to Qld Origin team
Rabbitohs' star recruit Greg Inglis and team-mate David Taylor are the only changes to the XXXX Queensland side announced today for Game II of the 2011 Harvey Norman State of Origin Series to be played at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Wednesday week (June 15).
While the NSW VB Blues have made six changes (four forced through injury), the Maroons' only changes were to replace injured centre Wille Tonga with Inglis, who was unavailable for selection for Game I, and Taylor coming in for Jacob Lillyman. Taylor was 18th man for Game I.
Inglis played his first game in four weeks last weekend since injuring his hip in the Test match against New Zealand in April.
The team was announced today at their Sunshine Coast base at Coolum.
The XXXX Queensland team is:
1. Billy Slater (Storm)
2. Darius Boyd (Dragons)
3. Dane Nielsen (Storm)
4. Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs)
5. Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)
6. Darren Lockyer (c) (Broncos)
7. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
8. Matthew Scott (Cowboys)
9. Cameron Smith (Storm)
10. Petero Civoniceva (Panthers)
11. Nate Myles (Roosters)
12. Sam Thaiday (Broncos)
13. Ashley Harrison (Titans)
14. Cooper Cronk (Storm)
15. Corey Parker (Broncos)
16. David Taylor (Rabbitohs)
17. Ben Hannant (Broncos)
18th man: Jacob Lillyman (Warriors)