Tyson Frizell to debut at Do or Die Origin for NSW
St George Illawarra’s Tyson Frizell will finally make his Origin debut for NSW, after Boyd Cordner was ruled out with a season ending foot injury. His original replacement Wade Graham was also ruled out when he was suspended for a high shot on Queensland five-eighth, Johnathan Thurston, in the Sharks-Cowboys game.
Wade Graham felt happy for Tyson Frizell, despite missing out on his own Origin debut, “I’m stoked for him, he was 18th man last Origin, he deserves his shot.”
“He’s going to be great, I’m stoked for him that he gets to play in the Blue jersey and I can’t wait to see him play,” he continues according to the ABC.
This is the fourth time that Frizell will be in the Blues Camp, but the first time that he will actually play. Josh Morris was also ruled out on Saturday with a groin strain. Utility from Game 1, Dylan Walker moves into the centres, and Cronulla’s Jack Bird will make his Origin debut off the bench. Penrith’s Bryce Cartwright is the 18th man.
The second match of the 2016 Holden State Of Origin series will take place tonight at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Queensland have taken a 1-0 series lead to their home ground, after winning the series opener 6-4 in Sydney. If NSW fail to take victory, QLD will have won the series.
Queensland were forced to make one change due to the injury of Manly prop Nate Myles, which sees Josh McGuire start for the first time. Jacob Lillyman joins the Maroons bench and North Queensland’s Ethan Lowe is the new 18th man.
Queensland’s lone tryscorer from game 1, winger Dane Gagai has been cleared to play in game 2. Gagai showed at Maroons training that he is able to run at a decent pace and is looking forward to playing for the Maroons once again.
In the last two Origins at Suncorp, Queensland have scored a whopping 84 points, compared to NSW, 14.
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