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Michael Morgan was the star of the Cowboys' Round 9 win.

Queensland Rugby League has confirmed North Queensland's Michael Morgan will replace Daly Cherry-Evans in the XXXX Maroons' line up for Game I of the Holden State of Origin series.

Cherry-Evans was officially ruled out with a shoulder injury on Wednesday.

Morgan, a Townsville junior and QAS Emerging Origin squad member, had joined the Maroons team in camp on the Gold Coast on Wednesday morning.

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