One man’s loss is another man’s gain. So is the case for Titan’s teammates Jarrod Wallace and Jai Arrow.
Wallace was left devastated after missing out on a place in Queensland’s State of Origin game one squad, but has earned a spot in the team for game two.
Maroons coach Kevin Walters named Wallace as one of two changes to the side that one the series opener in Brisbane on June 7.
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He’ll be joined by Newcastle’s Tim Glasby to replace injured pair Joe Ofahengaue (knee) and Arrow (ankle).
Arrow injured his ankle in the Gold Coast’s loss to the Warriors on Friday night, ruling him out of the clash, to be played at Perth’s Optus Stadium on Sunday.
Wallace, Glasby and the rest of the Queensland squad will assemble in Perth today.
QUEENSLAND ORIGIN II TEAM: Kalyn Ponga, Corey Oates, Michael Morgan, Will Chambers, Dane Gagai, Cameron Munster, Daly Cherry-Evans (capt), Dylan Napa, Ben Hunt, Josh Papalii, Felise Kaufusi, Matt Gillett, Josh McGuire. Res: Moses Mbye, Jarrod Wallace, Tim Glasby, David Fifita.
Melbourne’s Christian Welch, Newcastle flyer Edrick Lee and St George Illawarra playmaker Corey Norman have been named as reserve players.
While NSW has made seven changes to the team that lost the first game, including the omission of Latrell Mitchell who copped major flack for failing to fire for the Blues.
Blake Ferguson, Tom Trbojevic, James Maloney, Daniel Saifiti, Dale Finucane, Wade Graham and Tariq Sims have all been drafted in for the Perth game.