STATE OF ORIGIN GAME II - Sunday 24th June 2018 - kick off at 7.40pm AEST
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
THE NSW Blues will be playing for a Holden State of Origin series victory in front of their passionate home fans when they line up against Queensland in a historic Sunday Origin Game II at ANZ Stadium.
Brad Fittler’s exciting young Blues team is on the verge of giving NSW only its second Origin series win in 12 years after an edge-of-your-seats 22-12 win in Game I at the MCG.
Despite Queensland’s recent series dominance, the Blues have won 5 of the last 9 games at ANZ Stadium with their home fans – led by the wig-wearing Blatchys Blues – making the difference.
NSW Blues: Josh Addo-Carr, Nathan Cleary, Damien Cook, Boyd Cordner (c), Angus Crichton, Jack De Belin, Tyson Frizell, Ryan James, Luke Keary, David Klemmer, James Maloney, Latrell Mitchell, Tyrone Peachey, Matt Prior, James Roberts, Tariq Sims, James Tedesco, Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Paul Vaughan.
QLD Maroons (in likely starting order): Billy Slater, Valentine Holmes, Greg Inglis (c), Will Chambers, Dane Gagai, Cameron Munster, Ben Hunt, Jarrod Wallace, Andrew McCullough, Dylan Napa, Gavin Cooper, Felise Kaufusi, Josh McGuire. Interchange: Kalyn Ponga, Josh Papalii, Coen Hess, Jai Arrow. Tim Glasby (18th man).
WEATHER FORCAST: Late shower, maximum of 18 degrees in Sydney on Sunday, minimum of 7 degrees; 20% chance of rain; 12 degrees at 8pm.