Lillyman joins Queensland squad to replace injured Myles

Lillyman joins Queensland squad to replace injured Myles

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 1:16 a.m. ET

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 team which opened the series with a 6-4 win in Sydney.

Myles, who has played 30 origin matches, was ruled out with an injured knee.

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.

Squad: 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.