Lillyman joins Queensland squad to replace injured Myles
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jacob Lillyman has been recalled to the Queensland squad for the second match in the annual State-of-Origin series against New South Wales as a replacement for injured forward Nate Myles.
Coach Kevin Walters announced his lineup Monday, making just the one change to the Queensland team which opened the series with a 6-4 win in Sydney.
New South Wales coach Laurie Daley also made one injury-enforced change to its squad, with Cronulla forward Wade Graham coming in for injured backrower Boyd Cordner. Josh Morris, who was a late addition to the team for game one when Josh Dugan was ruled out, retained his place in the centers.
Queensland veteran Myles was ruled out with an injured knee, making way for Lillyman's return.
Walters welcomed Lillyman back with the message: "We like to reward those who've done the job before."
Queensland could clinch its 10th series win in 11 years with a win in Brisbane next week.
Queensland: Darius Boyd, Dane Gagai, Greg Inglis, Justin O'Neill, Corey Oates, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk; Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (captain), Jacob Lillyman, Matt Gillett, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker. Interchange: Michael Morgan, Josh Papalii, Aidan Guerra, Josh McGuire.
New South Wales: Matt Moylan, Blake Ferguson, Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Josh Mansour, James Maloney, Adam Reynolds; Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Wade Graham, Josh Jackson, Paul Gallen (captain). Interchange: Dylan Walker, Greg Bird, David Klemmer, Andrew Fifita.