Storm dominate Queensland selection
Five Melbourne Storm players have earned selection in Queensland’s squad ahead of next week’s all important Origin 2 clash in Sydney.
Kevin Walters’ Maroons will be filled with purple pride after Billy Slater earned a recall while prop Tim Glasby is set to make his Origin debut.
Captain Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers round out the Storm contingent who will look to play a big role in turning the Maroons’ fortunes around in Game 2.
Slater will line up in the number one jersey in what will be his first Origin match since Game 2 on the Melbourne Cricket Ground back in 2015.
The fullback’s selection reinstates a Storm spine up the middle of the field with Cronk and Smith lining up in their customary positions at halfback and hooker. All have been critical to the Maroons’ success throughout their decade of dominance.
Darius Boyd - Brisbane Broncos
Will Chambers - Melbourne Storm
Gavin Cooper - North Qld Cowboys
Cooper Cronk - Melbourne Storm
Dane Gagai - Newcastle Knights
Matt Gillett - Brisbane Broncos
Tim Glasby - Melbourne Storm
Coen Hess - North Qld Cowboys
Valentine Holmes - Cronulla Sharks
Josh McGuire - Brisbane Broncos
Michael Morgan - North Qld Cowboys
Dylan Napa - Sydney Roosters
Josh Papalii - Canberra Raiders
Billy Slater - Melbourne Storm
Cameron Smith - Melbourne Storm
Johnathan Thurston - North Qld Cowboys
Jarrod Wallace - Gold Coast Titans