Blues make late Origin change

NSW have made a late change to their starting side for State of Origin II, with debutant Tyson Frizell moving off the bench and into the back-row in place of Greg Bird.

The Blues made a similar late change ahead of Origin I earlier this month, when Bird was then also moved out of the 13 from lock and back to the bench.

On that occasion James Tamou moved from the bench into the starting side and skipper Paul Gallen replaced Bird at lock.

NSW confirmed the change to their starting side in the hour before Wednesday night’s scheduled 8.20pm kickoff.

Queensland made no changes to their side.

NSW must win Origin II at Suncorp Stadium to keep the series alive, after Queensland won game one 6-4 at ANZ Stadium on June 1.


QLD: Darius Boyd, Corey Oates, Greg Inglis, Justin O’Neill, Dane Gagai, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (capt), Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker

Interchange: Aidan Guerra, Michael Morgan, Josh Papalii, Jacob Lillyman.

NSW: Matt Moylan, Blake Ferguson, Michael Jennings, Dylan Walker, Josh Mansour, James Maloney, Adam Reynolds, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Tyson Frizell, Josh Jackson, Paul Gallen (capt)

Interchange: Greg Bird, David Klemmer, Andrew Fifita, Jack Bird.

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