Storm lock Dale Finucane will start in the middle forwards for NSW in his Origin debut tonight, multiple outlets are reporting.
Finucane will start at lock rather than his listed spot among the reserves, pushing Jake Trbojevic to prop and Paul Vaughan to the bench.
Newcastle’s Daniel Saifiti would be left as the only specialist prop starting the game for NSW. The Blues will start small and fast, with Vaughan left to make an impact when he enters the fray midway through the first half.
South Sydney’s Cameron Murray had been touted as a potential starter, having impressed on debut at Suncorp Stadium, but Finucane appears to have won the nod. The Melbourne man was a popular selection, having earned his spot through years of rugged performances at NRL level.
A desperate NSW heads into State of Origin Game Two with a new-look side as the Blues aim to level the series.
NSW coach Brad Fittler has made a whopping seven changes to the team that lost the opener 18-14 in Brisbane earlier this month.
David Klemmer’s absence due to a wrist injury has paved the way for one of Origin’s biggest bolters in young Newcastle prop Daniel Saifiti.
Queensland State of Origin star Moses Mbye has almost died during a horror incident in Perth.
The Wests Tigers captain gave the Queensland team an extraordinary scare after he collapsed at the team hotel ahead of Origin Game 2 at Optus Stadium on Sunday night.
According to reports, Mbye was lucky to have been found so quickly after falling into an anaphylactic shock, assumed to be the result of an allergic reaction.
Maroons team doctor Matt Hislop was able to take immediate action to save his life.
According to reports, Hislop was the one who found Mbye slumped on the floor in the team’s hotel.
Queensland’s Moses Mbye has undergone a terrifying episode of anaphylactic shock in the lead up to Game 2 of the 2019 State of Origin series.
The Wests Tigers utility’s life was saved by Maroons team doctor Matt Hislop after suffering an allergic reaction.
In a statement released by the Maroons, Hislop said he received a call from Mbye who was worried about a quickly developing reaction, known as anaphylaxis.
Brisbane’s Courier Mail is reporting Mbye will make a full recovery in time to play in Game 2 on Sunday night, although he was minutes from death according to reports.