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State of Origin: Daly Cherry-Evans misses Queensland selection, Ben Hunt and Cameron Munster to debut - ABC Online

Daly Cherry-Evans has missed Queensland selection for next week's State of Origin series decider at Lang Park, with Ben Hunt and Cameron Munster added to the Maroons squad. Manly half Cherry-Evans was left out of the squad amid speculation he would be ...and more »

Maroons split on who should step into shoes of Johnathan Thurston - The Australian

Queensland appear to be split into two factions on the question of who should play five-eighth in next week's State of Origin decider because of selectors' inability to name a replacement for Johnathan Thurston, says former NSW playmaker and Test half ...and more »

State of Origin 2017: NRL player withdrawals at their highest level in a decade - The Sydney Morning Herald

State of Origin attrition rates have reached alarming levels with more players missing NRL games the weekend after their exertions for NSW or Queensland than at any other time in the past decade. Statistics provided by Champion Data show one in three ...and more »

Monday Bunker: Origin teams announced; Round 17 wash-up -

MAROONS selectors have once again ignored Daly Cherry-Evans' form for the Sea Eagles and snubbed him for the decider. Instead Queensland have opted for Ben Hunt. Does DCE's omission signal the end of his Origin chances? If he couldn't force his way in ...and more »

Bellamy backs Munster for Maroons - NRL.COM

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy believes Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster deserves to wear the No.6 jersey come Game Three of the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series. Bellamy's comments come after Munster starred for the Storm in their 42-12 defeat of ...and more »

Daly Cherry-Evans State of Origin snub raises questions in Queensland camp - The Guardian

Daly Cherry-Evans, in good form for Manly, has been overlooked for next week's State of Origin decider. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/AAP. By snubbing Daly Cherry-Evans in favour of Ben Hunt as Johnathan Thurston's replacement for the Origin decider ...and more »

Craig Bellamy calls for 'all hands on deck' as Melbourne Storm lose Origin stars - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says his side will need all hands on deck when they lose their State of Origin stars for the clash with Parramatta Eels on Saturday night. The full-strength Storm showed why they are on top of the ladder with a 42-12 ...and more »

State of Origin: Queensland Maroons brush Daly Cherry-Evans for Ben Hunt in series decider - Fox Sports

MANLY'S in-form Daly Cherry-Evans has missed the boat again with Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt completing a stunning comeback from park footballer to Queensland Origin utility in Wednesday week's series' decider at Suncorp Stadium. While most tipsters had ...and more »

State of Origin: Wally Lewis gives tick of approval to Queensland side for game three against New South Wales - Wide World of Sports

Queensland legend Wally Lewis has given his tick of approval to the Maroons' side for game three of the State of Origin series, declaring it “looks like a beauty”. With the injured Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd both unavailable from the team that ...and more »

Hunt's time to shine as DCE told to wait - NRL.COM

The Queensland Maroons dropped a selection bombshell on Monday, picking Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt as a utility ahead of in-form Manly Sea Eagles half Daly Cherry-Evans. It caps off a dramatic month for Hunt who just three weeks ago was playing ...and more »