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Qld Origin Penpix

Penpix for Queensland team in game two of the 2012 State of Origin series in Sydney on June 13:-
Qld Origin Penpix
by NRL

SYDNEY, June 8 AAP - Penpix for Queensland team in game two of the 2012 State of Origin series in Sydney on June 13:-

BILLY SLATER

Age: 28

Size: 178cm, 89kg

Club: Melbourne

Position: Fullback

Origin appearances: 18

Had a forgettable game one especially by his lofty standards, will be very keen to atone.

DARIUS BOYD

Age: 24

Size: 185cm, 96kg

Club: Newcastle

Position: Wing

Origin appearances: 12

A quality finisher as evidenced by his two tries in game one. Overcoming some mediocre club form at the right time for Queensland.

GREG INGLIS

Age: 25

Size: 195cm, 106kg

Club: South Sydney

Position: Centre

Origin appearances: 16

Queensland's all-time leading tryscorer thanks to his controversial match-sealing effort in game one. Devastating power runner in career-best form.

JUSTIN HODGES

Age: 30

Size: 190cm, 99kg

Club: Brisbane

Position: Centre

Origin appearances: 12

Didn't enjoy one of his best Origin games in the opener, missing a series of tackles. With much of the focus on Inglis, Hodges could steal the show.

BRENT TATE

Age: 30

Size: 183cm, 86kg

Club: North Queensland

Position: Wing

Origin appearances: 16

A stunning return to Origin in game one in a near man-of-the-match performance. Will again take pressure off his forwards and scurry out of dummy half at every opportunity.

JOHNATHAN THURSTON

Age: 29

Size: 179cm, 79kg

Club: North Queensland

Position: Five-eighth

Origin appearances: 22

His sublime passing game had the NSW right hand defence in all sorts of trouble in the first match. Fantastic at controlling the tempo of the game.

COOPER CRONK

Age: 28

Size: 178cm, 88kg

Club Melbourne

Position: Halfback

Origin appearances: 7

His emerging halves combination with Thurston will be much better for their run in Melbourne. Once again his club combination with Smith and Slater is crucial.

MATT SCOTT

Age:26

Size: 185cm, 105kg

Club North Queensland

Position: Prop

Origin appearances:9

Hasn't been as dominant as in recent years. His battle up front with Cowboys teammate Tamou will go a way to deciding the winner of game two.

CAMERON SMITH (capt)

Age: 28

Size: 185cm, 92kg

Club: Melbourne

Position: Hooker

Origin appearances: 25

Queensland's general, expert at rallying his side in good times and bad. NSW must closely watch for his well-timed darts out of dummy half.

PETERO CIVONICEVA

Age: 36

Size: 193cm, 109kg

Club: Brisbane

Position: Prop

Origin appearances: 31

The Queensland legend just keeps rolling on. May no longer be at peak but look for more of the same tireless, no-nonsense stuff.

SAM THAIDAY

Age: 26

Size: 181cm, 110kg

Club: Brisbane

Position: Second-row

Origin appearances: 16

In the thick of the action in game one, including the biff, as expected. His ability to offload in traffic could be key in prising apart the NSW defence.

NATE MYLES

Age: 26

Size: 188cm, 105kg

Club: Gold Coast

Position: Second-row

Origin appearances: 18

Does all the tough stuff and loves it. Will make a mountain of tackles and back it up with plenty of dirty hit-ups.

ASHLEY HARRISON

Age: 31

Size: 186cm 87kg

Club: Gold Coast

Position: Lock

Origin appearances: 13

Seldom gets noticed but always gets the job gone. A key pillar in the Maroons' defence.

INTERCHANGE

MATT GILLETT

Age: 23

Size: 187cm, 184kg

Club: Brisbane

Position: Utility

Origin appearances: 1

Didn't get much of a chance to impress in his Origin debut in Melbourne. Will be better for the experience.

DAVE TAYLOR

Age: 23

Size: 189cm, 122kg

Club: South Sydney

Position: Second-row

Origin appearances: 5

Illness restricted his impact upon game one. NSW are unlikely to be so lucky again. BEN HANNANT

Age: 27

Size: 183cm, 106kg

Club: Brisbane

Position: Prop

Origin appearances: 10

Made a series of strong charges off the bench in the first game. Will be itching to do even more in game two.

DAVE SHILLINGTON

Age: 28

Size: 194cm, 114kg

Club: Canberra

Position: Prop

Origin appearances: 5

Rounds off Queensland's imposing bench well, and that is where they could have the edge. A bullock in attack, a rock in defence.




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