Album: State Of Origin Match 2 Talk

1. Brett Stewart<br /> 2. Jarryd Hayne<br /> 3. Michael Jennings<br /> 4. Josh Morris<br /> 5. Akuila Uate<br /> 6. Todd Carney<br /> 7. Mitchell Pearce<br /> 8. Tim Grant<br /> 9. Robbie Farah<br /> 10. James Tamou<br /> 11. Glenn Stewart<br /> 12. Greg Bird<br /> 13. Paul Gallen (captain)<br /> <br /> Bench: <br /> 14. Trent Merrin<br /> 15. Luke Lewis<br /> 16. Ben Creagh<br /> 17. Anthony Watmough<br /> [spoiler=&quot;Rest Of The Article&quot;]NSW coach Ricky Stuart has taken one of the biggest gambles of his career by naming Manly&#039;s Anthony Watmough in his side for Origin II despite a shoulder injury. <br /> Watmough, who failed to play his regular 80 minutes in Manly’s last two matches due to nerve damage in his neck, was named in place of Sea Eagles teammate Tony Williams, who was last week ruled out with a serious back injury.<br /> <br /> Stuart said Watmough was due to have cortisone injection in his spine in a desperate bid to be fit for next Wednesday’s match at ANZ Stadium, which sees the Blues attempting to avoid the ignominy of a seventh straight series loss.<br /> &quot;He (Watmough) has got a couple of vertebrae that are inflamed ... this (the injection) will be a chance to really speed up the recovery part of the neural problem that he&#039;s got,&quot; Stuart said.<br /> <br /> <br /> &quot;He&#039;ll miss some sessions early in the piece ... talking to Choc, he&#039;s got no dramas about being right for the game.&quot;<br /> <br /> Ironically, Stuart left Watmough out of Origin one due in part to the same ongoing shoulder injury.<br /> <br /> The aggressive backrower was subsequently called into the side as 18th man, but Watmough turned down the offer, with Aaron Woods and BJ Leilua instead joining the squad.<br /> <br /> Gallery: Check out the NSW Origin side here<br /> Origin special section: Keep up to date with all the news<br /> <br /> In other notable selections:<br /> <br /> * Utility Jamie Buhrer, who only played seven minutes in Origin one, was axed. Robbie Farah, who only three weeks ago was slammed as not being tough enough for Origin, will therefore be asked to play 80 minutes at hooker.<br /> <br /> * In-form Panther Tim Grant warded off stiff competition from Tigers duo Keith Galloway and Aaron W[/spoiler]



State Of Origin Match 2 Talk

Updated Jun 16, 2012
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1. Brett Stewart
2. Jarryd Hayne
3. Michael Jennings
4. Josh Morris
5. Akuila Uate
6. Todd Carney
7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Tim Grant
9. Robbie Farah
10. James Tamou
11. Glenn Stewart
12. Greg Bird
13. Paul Gallen (captain)

Bench:
14. Trent Merrin
15. Luke Lewis
16. Ben Creagh
17. Anthony Watmough
[spoiler="Rest Of The Article"]NSW coach Ricky Stuart has taken one of the biggest gambles of his career by naming Manly's Anthony Watmough in his side for Origin II despite a shoulder injury.
Watmough, who failed to play his regular 80 minutes in Manly’s last two matches due to nerve damage in his neck, was named in place of Sea Eagles teammate Tony Williams, who was last week ruled out with a serious back injury.

Stuart said Watmough was due to have cortisone injection in his spine in a desperate bid to be fit for next Wednesday’s match at ANZ Stadium, which sees the Blues attempting to avoid the ignominy of a seventh straight series loss.
"He (Watmough) has got a couple of vertebrae that are inflamed ... this (the injection) will be a chance to really speed up the recovery part of the neural problem that he's got," Stuart said.


"He'll miss some sessions early in the piece ... talking to Choc, he's got no dramas about being right for the game."

Ironically, Stuart left Watmough out of Origin one due in part to the same ongoing shoulder injury.

The aggressive backrower was subsequently called into the side as 18th man, but Watmough turned down the offer, with Aaron Woods and BJ Leilua instead joining the squad.

Gallery: Check out the NSW Origin side here
Origin special section: Keep up to date with all the news

In other notable selections:

* Utility Jamie Buhrer, who only played seven minutes in Origin one, was axed. Robbie Farah, who only three weeks ago was slammed as not being tough enough for Origin, will therefore be asked to play 80 minutes at hooker.

* In-form Panther Tim Grant warded off stiff competition from Tigers duo Keith Galloway and Aaron W[/spoiler]

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