Brad Fittler reveals NSW’s squad for State of Origin Game 2

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NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler has named a 20-player squad for State of Origin Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW Blues State of Origin Game 2 squad
Josh Addo-Carr
Nathan Cleary
Damien Cook
Angus Crichton
Dale Finucane
Campbell Graham
Payne Haas
Api Koroisau
Jarome Luai
Liam Martin
Latrell Mitchell
Cameron Murray
Junior Paulo
Daniel Saifiti
Tariq Sims
James Tedesco (c)
Brian To’o
Tom Trbojevic
Jack Wighton
Isaah Yeo

With Game 1 lock Jake Trbojevic unavailable with a hip injury, Fittler may have to choose between the Panthers’ Angus Crichton, who missed the series opener through suspension, and the Storm’s Dale Finucane. However, Payne Haas is widely tipped to be promoted to the number 13 jersey, after being named among the reserves in Townsville.

Should Finucane be picked, the in-form lock would add to his four representative jerseys, having played across each of the last two series.

Other than that, Fittler has stuck true with the side that pummelled Queensland 50-6 in Game 1. Liam Martin has been retained despite limited minutes in the thumping win.

The Blues will announce a full line-up during the week, ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash at Suncorp Stadium. The squad is set to travel to Kingscliff on Monday, to avoid any potential hiccups caused by Sydney’s recent COVID-19 outbreak.

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