Titans forward called up to State of Origin

Dave Taylor - Paddy Kilmurray

ORIGIN: Dave Taylor packed and off to Origin camp, replacing an injured Corey Parker. IMAGE: Paddy Kilmurray SOURCE: Twitter

TITANS forward Dave Taylor is off to Origin camp after today being called up to replace injured Corey Parker.

Parker was ruled out of next week’s must-win second State of Origin game after suffering a fractured check bone in the Broncos’ 28-4 victory over Canberra on Monday night.


Coach Mal Meninga called the Gold Coast star into his extended 21-man squad on Wednesday after scans confirmed the extent of Parker’s injury.

Taylor last donned the maroon jersey in 2012.

Parker is the second Maroons player to succumb to injury from the initial 22-man squad following Josh Papalii’s ankle setback.

Uncertainty remains over the fitness of Daly Cherry-Evans (knee), Greg Inglis (ankle) and Billy Slater (shoulder).