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Qld penpix for State of Origin game two

How the Queensland team shapes up for the State of Origin game two clash with NSW at Suncorp Stadium on June 26
Qld penpix for State of Origin game two
by AAP

How the Queensland team shapes up for the State of Origin game two clash with NSW at Suncorp Stadium on June 26.

BILLY SLATER - fullback

Age: 30

Origin games: 20

"Billy The Kid" has grown up to become an Origin great. How good is he? Greg Inglis still can't crack the No.1 jersey.

DARIUS BOYD - wing

Age: 25

Origin games: 15

Now injury-free, the flying winger is a huge try-scoring threat playing outside Inglis.

JUSTIN HODGES - centre

Age: 31

Origin games: 16

A strong and wily attacker on the right side with an uncanny knack for beating the first defender. Injury-plagued but priceless experience.

GREG INGLIS - centre

Age: 26

Origin games: 19

Superstar anxious to get more involved after feeling like a "headless chook" in game one. Get ready for him to ruffle NSW's feathers.

BRENT TATE - wing

Age: 31

Origin games: 19

Veteran with a huge heart. Digs in when the going gets tough to make metres in attack and rarely misfires for Queensland.

JOHNATHAN THURSTON - five-eighth

Age: 30

Origin games: 25

Arguably the world's best playmaker, new father Thurston is looking for a return to his game-changing best after being severely limited by a groin injury in game one.

COOPER CRONK - halfback

Age: 29

Origin games: 10

Eccentric perfectionist Cronk is the man to keep the Blues guessing in game two now Thurston is fit again.

MATT SCOTT - prop

Age: 27

Origin games: 12

Undisputed leader of the pack after surprise game two reshuffle and needs to fill that mantle for the Maroons to thrive.

CAMERON SMITH (capt) - hooker

Age: 30

Origin games: 28

The heart and soul of Queensland team, the shrewd Australian skipper will have schemes up his sleeve to keep the Maroons' series-winning streak alive.

NATE MYLES - prop

Age: 27

Origin games: 21

Belted by Paul Gallen in opener and accused of leading with his head in the tackle. Fight prompted ban on punching. But Myles is the enforcer in the Maroons pack and won't be backing down.

CHRIS McQUEEN - second row

Age: 26

Origin games: 1

Hardworking back-rower who gets his chance to nail down a starting spot following coach Meninga's reshuffle.

SAM THAIDAY - second row

Age: 28

Origin games: 18

Queensland will look to Thaiday's powerful runs on the edge to spark plenty of attack.

COREY PARKER - lock

Age: 31

Origin games: 9

Preferred at lock to stalwart Ashley Harrison by famously loyal coach Meninga so he's in pretty good nick.

INTERCHANGE

DALY CHERRY-EVANS - utility

Age: 24

Origin games: 0

Didn't knock on the Origin door, he kicked it in. The Manly halfback provides X-factor off bench wherever Meninga chooses to use him.

BEN TE'O - utility

Age: 26

Origin games: 2

Hard-hitting Te'o impressed in game one despite off-field dramas.

MATT GILLETT - utility

Age: 24

Origin games: 4

Defines the term "utility". Great ball-handling skills for a player of his bruising frame.

JOSH PAPALII - forward

Age: 21

Origin games: 0

Canberra wrecking ball on debut. NSW skipper Gallen's NRL finals nemesis. Knocked Manly's Jamie Buhrer into row E in round 11.


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