Titans prop Jarrod Wallace and Newcastle veteran Tim Glasby have earned a recall as Queensland made two changes to their side from the one that defeated NSW 18-14 in game one of the State of Origin series.
Wallace and Glasby are set to play off the bench in game two of the Holden State of Origin series in Perth on Sunday and will replace the injured Joe Ofahengaue and Jai Arrow.
Bulldogs prop Dylan Napa has been named to start in the front row with Josh Papalii after coming off the bench in game one at Suncorp Stadium.
Storm forward Christian Welch has just missed out on a spot despite strong recent form for the Storm.
Glasby is one of coach Kevin Walters’s favourites and is regarded as a forward who will do his job each time with gusto, and mistake-free to boot.
The 30-year-old has been a lucky charm for the Maroons, winning all three of the Origin games he has played in 2017 and 2018.
Match: Maroons v Blues
Game 2 -
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
Former Maroons star Steve Renouf is a big fan of Glasby.
"Glasby was 18th man for game one and Kevvie is a big fan of his work rate. He just doesn’t stop," the NRL.com columnist said.
Most of the Maroons players selected for Origin II were flying to Perth on Sunday. Captain Daly Cherry-Evans, Hunt and Napa will arrive on Monday after playing for their respective clubs on Sunday.
Dragons playmaker Corey Norman and Knights winger Edrick Lee, both uncapped at Origin level, have been added to the squad alongside 18th man Welch, who is also yet to make his Maroons debut.
Lee was ruled out on Monday due to a thigh strain.
1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Corey Oates
3. Michael Morgan
4. Will Chambers
5. Dane Gagai
6. Cameron Munster
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Dylan Napa
9. Ben Hunt
10. Josh Papalii
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Matt Gillett
13. Josh McGuire
14. Moses Mbye
15. Jarrod Wallace
16. Tim Glasby
17. David Fifita
18. Christian Welch
19. Corey Norman