2014 State Of Origin Game 2 Team Odds & Updates

June 17th, 2014

This Wednesday night, June 18, Game II of the Holden State Of Origin 2014 Series takes place at ANZ Stadium in Sydney and there’s been a number of updates to the original teams named to play in the highly anticipated clash.

Origin 2 could turn out to be the series decider after the New South Wales Blues scored an upset 12 – 8 victory over eight-straight-shield winners the Queensland Maroons in the opener three weeks ago.

Queensland was rattled in game one by the early loss of Cooper Cronk who was out of the match just 10 minutes in with a broken arm.

Queensland Maroons Team Update

  • Sam Thaiday – In
  • Billy Slater – In
  • Greg Inglis – Still in doubt
  • Daly Cherry-Evans – Still in doubt
  • Corey Parker – Out 
  • Josh Papalii – Out
  • Will Chambers – Out

It has only been more bad news for the Maroons squad injury-wise since then too, forcing coach Mal Meninga to name an extended bench.

Corey Parker suffered facial fractures last week and was ruled out of the clash while Canberra Raider Josh Papalii also misses out with his ankle injury.

There had been early doubts about second-rower Sam Thaiday from the Broncos again after he missed game one due to injury, however he’s been confirmed for the second clash.

Also under an injury cloud though have been Billy Slater (shoulder), Greg Inglis (knee) and Daly Cherry-Evans (knee).

This week star fullback Slater ruled himself in and big G.I., who Meninga is putting no time restraints on to make the call, looks more and more likely of playing.

Cherry-Evans though is a real chance of missing the match but like Inglis has until kick-off to prove their fitness.

On the eve of Origin 2 Meninga has also had to rule Will Chambers out after he cut his leg in Melbourne’s 24 – 20 victory over the Gold Coast Titans on Monday night.

The Blues didn’t escape from the injury hit list post-Origin 1 either.

In game one tough back rower Anthony Watmough tore his bicep, but is back for more punishment joining fellow rough nut Greg Bird, with a cut eye he believes will be opened up again in Origin II, in the backline.

Not so lucky were twin brothers Brett and Josh Morris both ruled out with respective injuries from the first of the series.

The rest of the Blues boys are all spot on for Game 2 where they get a chance to seal the deal and break the eight year drought with another win, New South Wales the current $1.62 favourites to do so at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Queensland meanwhile are out to $2.35 in State Of Origin betting, a price many mad Maroons fans will be keen to lock in.

There’s plenty of other top Origin odds and promos on offer at Ladbrokes Australia for tomorrow night’s clash including their exclusive Footy Freaks markets where you can lock in $3.50 for Jarryd Hayne to score and New South Wales to win!