JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.



State of Origin: Maroons name Cooper Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Matt Scott talk tactics with Matt Gillett during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session.

Cooper Cronk and Matt Scott talk tactics with Matt Gillett during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session. Photo: Bradley Kanaris

Cooper Cronk has been named to make his return from a broken arm and Corey Parker returns from a facial injury as the Maroons bolster their squad for game three of State of Origin the series.

Cronk broke his arm in game one and hasn't played since but has been named in the starting side as Queensland, having already lost the series, try to avoid a clean sweep at Suncorp Stadium on July 9.

The Melbourne Storm number seven didn't play against the Dragons on Monday night but has indicated to Maroons medical staff he will be fit to return to action against NSW.

Parker returns at the back of the Maroons scrum while Daly Cherry-Evans returns to the bench after playing halfback for almost all of game one and game two in Sydney, where he campaigned with a suspect knee.

Mal Meninga has resisted any calls for fresh faces, with Will Chambers the replacement for the injured Brent Tate and Jacob Lillyman being promoted to the starting side to fill in for the injured Matt Scott.

Brisbane's Josh McGuire has been named 18th man, with Michael Morgan from the Cowboys 19th man.

Maroons: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Will Chambers, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Jacob Lillyman, Cameron Smith, Nate Myles, Sam Thaiday, Aidan Guerra, Corey Parker Interchange Ben Te'o, Matt Gillett, Daly Cherry-Evans, Dave Taylor. 

8 comments so far

  • Woohoo!!!! Lillyman is in!

    Commenter
    2Tank
    Location
    Ascot
    Date and time
    July 01, 2014, 11:41AM
    • I have seen many incidents of players returning from broken arm issues too early and re- injuring the arm. (Mal Meninga, Wally Lewis and recently Matt King). So why would Cooper Cronk come back early for an Origin game when the series has already been decided?

      Is that why Queensland are so good at Origin, because they care about Queensland more than their clubs? My take is that Qlders take playing for Qld more seriously than playing for Australia.

      Commenter
      jbg1995
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      July 01, 2014, 12:03PM
      • No there is no reason. Qld is just plain ordinary good . Regarding the team selected as much as I like Ben Teo as a player perhaps another player could have been blooded given he will not be here next year.

        Commenter
        DP
        Location
        GC
        Date and time
        July 01, 2014, 1:23PM
      • No jbg1995, Qld are so good at Origin because they have passion, unlike Jamie Lyon et al who have enormous talent but absolutely no desire to play for NSW.

        Commenter
        Reality Bites
        Date and time
        July 01, 2014, 1:58PM
      • @Reality Bites

        Ever considered the possibility that Lyon sees SOO for what it actually is - an overhyped, provincial game of football that 99.99% of the world could not care less about? It's beyond me why Joh-landers take it so seriously - something about having chips on their shoulders would be my guess - but substitute "passion" with "insecurity", "myopia" or possibly "a laughably overstuffed view of their, and, indeed, their occupation's, place in the world", and I reckon you're on to it.

        Commenter
        Jon Bon Jovial
        Date and time
        July 01, 2014, 2:29PM
    • Definitely should be blooding new players.

      Commenter
      Roma Boy
      Location
      Marooned in the deep south
      Date and time
      July 01, 2014, 2:32PM
      • Yea it is a dead game so why not give likes of CherryEvans more exposure to Origin in his true position.Cronk's days are coming to end and why risk another injury instead of more recovery time in order to help Storm make the eight?Also great chance for Blues to blood a couple young forwards as Gallon and co are mostly over 30 with not much left for future and if you lose so what its a dead rubber so you have excuse "was looking to future".
        I know its about money but apart from $$ I don't get playing a dead game with all the top players moaning about overload etc and lots clubs mid table really need their top players help in clubland badly.
        Origin would be better for clubs(who are the heart and soul of League) to be a two game competition with a third decider game "if required".

        Commenter
        Jacko
        Location
        Warriorville
        Date and time
        July 01, 2014, 3:07PM
    • Jon Bon Jovial--you have a point but isn't it nice seeing Aussies bash each other for no other reason then mmmmmmmmmm is there a reason besides petty internal hatred and money?Answer No!
      I admire Lyon for playing outstandingly well for his club before Origin.The likes of JT ,Smith. Gallon etc etc who moan and groan about player burnout/overload could well think more of their club (and their fans)than the money to be made playing a dead rubber.

      Commenter
      Jacko
      Location
      Warriorville
      Date and time
      July 01, 2014, 3:14PM

      Make a comment

      You are logged in as [Logout]

      All information entered below may be published.

      Error: Please enter your screen name.

      Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

      Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

      Error: Please enter your comment.

      Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

      Post to

      You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

      Thank you

      Your comment has been submitted for approval.

      Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

      Related Coverage

      HuffPost Australia

      NRL Season 2016

      Round 1
      Thu, 03 MarTimes shown AEDT
      PAR vs BRI 20:05Pirtek
      Fri, 04 MarTimes shown AEDT
      MAN vs CBY 20:05BO
      Sat, 05 MarTimes shown AEDT
      CBR vs PEN 15:00GIO
      WST vs NZW 17:30CSS
      NQL vs CRO 19:301300
      Sun, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
      SYD vs SOU 16:00AS
      GCT vs NEW 18:30Cbus
      Mon, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
      MEL vs STG 19:00AAMI
      Fri, 09 SepTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      Sat, 10 SepTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      vs 00:00TBA
      Sun, 11 SepTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      View All Fixtures
      Round 2
      Thu, 10 MarTimes shown AEDT
      PEN vs CBY 20:05Pepp
      Fri, 11 MarTimes shown AEDT
      BRI vs NZW 20:05SUN
      Sat, 12 MarTimes shown AEDT
      CBR vs SYD 15:00GIO
      SOU vs NEW 17:30ANZ
      PAR vs NQL 19:30Pirtek
      Sun, 13 MarTimes shown AEDT
      CRO vs STG 16:00Shark Park
      MEL vs GCT 18:30AAMI
      Mon, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
      WST vs MAN 19:00VAS
      Fri, 16 SepTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      Sat, 17 SepTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      View All Fixtures
      Round 3
      Thu, 17 MarTimes shown AEDT
      NQL vs SYD 20:051300
      Fri, 18 MarTimes shown AEDT
      CBY vs PAR 20:05ANZ
      Sat, 19 MarTimes shown AEDT
      NEW vs CBR 17:30HS
      PEN vs BRI 19:30Pepp
      GCT vs WST 21:30Cbus
      Sun, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
      NZW vs MEL 14:00MSS
      STG vs SOU 16:00SCG
      Mon, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
      MAN vs CRO 19:00BO
      Fri, 23 SepTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      Sat, 24 SepTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      View All Fixtures
      Round 4
      Fri, 25 MarTimes shown AEDT
      SOU vs CBY 16:00ANZ
      BRI vs NQL 20:05SUN
      Sat, 26 MarTimes shown AEDT
      CBR vs GCT 17:30GIO
      SYD vs MAN 19:30AS
      Sun, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
      STG vs PEN 16:00WIN
      Mon, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
      NZW vs NEW 14:00MSS
      WST vs PAR 16:00ANZ
      CRO vs MEL 19:00Shark Park
      Sun, 02 OctTimes shown AEST
      vs 00:00TBA
      View All Fixtures
      Round 5
      Thu, 31 MarTimes shown AEDT
      MAN vs SOU 20:05BO
      Fri, 01 AprTimes shown AEDT
      GCT vs BRI 20:05Cbus
      Sat, 02 AprTimes shown AEDT
      MEL vs NEW 15:00AAMI
      WST vs CRO 17:30CSS
      NQL vs STG 19:301300
      Sun, 03 AprTimes shown AEST
      SYD vs NZW 14:00AS
      PAR vs PEN 16:00Pirtek
      Mon, 04 AprTimes shown AEST
      CBY vs CBR 19:00Belmore Sports Ground
      View All Fixtures
      Round 6
      Thu, 07 AprTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs STG 19:50SUN
      Fri, 08 AprTimes shown AEST
      SOU vs SYD 19:50ANZ
      Sat, 09 AprTimes shown AEST
      PAR vs CBR 15:00Pirtek
      NZW vs MAN 17:30MSS
      PEN vs NQL 19:30Pepp
      Sun, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
      CRO vs GCT 14:00Shark Park
      NEW vs WST 16:00HS
      Mon, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
      MEL vs CBY 19:00AAMI
      View All Fixtures
      Round 7
      Thu, 14 AprTimes shown AEST
      MAN vs PAR 19:50BO
      Fri, 15 AprTimes shown AEST
      NQL vs SOU 19:501300
      Sat, 16 AprTimes shown AEST
      GCT vs STG 15:00Cbus
      CBY vs NZW 17:30Westpac Stadium
      BRI vs NEW 19:30SUN
      Sun, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
      CBR vs CRO 14:00GIO
      WST vs MEL 16:00VAS
      Mon, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
      SYD vs PEN 19:00AS
      View All Fixtures
      Round 8
      Fri, 22 AprTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs SOU 19:50SUN
      Sat, 23 AprTimes shown AEST
      CBY vs GCT 15:00ANZ
      CBR vs WST 17:30GIO
      NQL vs PAR 19:301300
      Sun, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
      CRO vs PEN 16:00Shark Park
      Mon, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
      NEW vs MAN 14:00HS
      STG vs SYD 16:00AS
      MEL vs NZW 19:00AAMI
      View All Fixtures
      Round 9
      Thu, 28 AprTimes shown AEST
      SOU vs WST 19:50ANZ
      PAR vs CBY 19:50ANZ
      Sat, 30 AprTimes shown AEST
      PEN vs CBR 15:00Carrington Park
      SYD vs NEW 17:30CCS
      MAN vs NQL 19:30BO
      Sun, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs STG 12:00MSS
      GCT vs MEL 14:00Cbus
      CRO vs BRI 16:00Shark Park
      View All Fixtures
      Round 10
      Thu, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
      STG vs CBR 19:50Jubilee Oval
      Fri, 13 MayTimes shown AEST
      PAR vs SOU 19:50Pirtek
      Sat, 14 MayTimes shown AEST
      PEN vs NZW 15:00AMI Stadium
      MEL vs NQL 17:30SUN
      MAN vs BRI 19:30SUN
      Sun, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
      NEW vs CRO 14:00HS
      WST vs CBY 16:00ANZ
      Mon, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
      GCT vs SYD 19:00Cbus
      View All Fixtures
      Round 11
      Thu, 19 MayTimes shown AEST
      SOU vs STG 19:50ANZ
      Fri, 20 MayTimes shown AEST
      NQL vs BRI 19:501300
      Sat, 21 MayTimes shown AEST
      WST vs NEW 15:00CSS
      NZW vs CBR 17:30Yarrow Stadium
      CRO vs MAN 19:30Shark Park
      Sun, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
      PEN vs GCT 14:00Pepp
      CBY vs SYD 16:00ANZ
      Mon, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
      PAR vs MEL 19:00Pirtek
      View All Fixtures
      Round 12
      Fri, 27 MayTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs WST 19:50SUN
      Sat, 28 MayTimes shown AEST
      STG vs NQL 19:30WIN
      Sun, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
      CBR vs CBY 16:00GIO
      Mon, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
      NEW vs PAR 19:00HS
      View All Fixtures
      Round 13
      Fri, 03 JunTimes shown AEST
      CBR vs MAN 19:50GIO
      Sat, 04 JunTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs BRI 15:00MSS
      NQL vs NEW 17:301300
      MEL vs PEN 19:30AAMI
      Sun, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
      SYD vs WST 16:00AS
      SOU vs GCT 18:30nib Stadium
      Mon, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
      CBY vs CRO 19:00ANZ
      View All Fixtures
      Round 14
      Thu, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs CBR 19:50SUN
      Fri, 10 JunTimes shown AEST
      WST vs SOU 19:50ANZ
      Sat, 11 JunTimes shown AEST
      NEW vs NZW 15:00HS
      PAR vs GCT 17:30TIO
      SYD vs MEL 19:30AS
      Sun, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
      MAN vs PEN 16:00BO
      Mon, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
      STG vs CBY 16:00ANZ
      CRO vs NQL 19:00Shark Park
      View All Fixtures
      Round 15
      Fri, 17 JunTimes shown AEST
      SOU vs PAR 19:50ANZ
      Sat, 18 JunTimes shown AEST
      STG vs MEL 19:30WIN
      Sun, 19 JunTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs SYD 16:00MSS
      Mon, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
      GCT vs MAN 19:00Cbus
      View All Fixtures
      Round 16
      Fri, 24 JunTimes shown AEST
      PEN vs SOU 19:50Pepp
      Sat, 25 JunTimes shown AEST
      NEW vs STG 15:00HS
      CRO vs NZW 17:30Shark Park
      CBY vs BRI 19:30ANZ
      Sun, 26 JunTimes shown AEST
      GCT vs CBR 14:00Cbus
      MEL vs WST 16:00AAMI
      Mon, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
      NQL vs MAN 19:001300
      View All Fixtures
      Round 17
      Thu, 30 JunTimes shown AEST
      SYD vs CBY 19:50AS
      Fri, 01 JulTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs MEL 19:50SUN
      Sat, 02 JulTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs GCT 15:00MSS
      WST vs PEN 17:30ANZ
      CRO vs PAR 19:30Shark Park
      Sun, 03 JulTimes shown AEST
      CBR vs NEW 14:00GIO
      SOU vs NQL 16:00Barlow Park
      Mon, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
      MAN vs STG 19:00BO
      View All Fixtures
      Round 18
      Fri, 08 JulTimes shown AEST
      PAR vs SYD 19:50Pirtek
      Sat, 09 JulTimes shown AEST
      CBY vs WST 19:30ANZ
      Sun, 10 JulTimes shown AEST
      PEN vs CRO 16:00Pepp
      Mon, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
      CBR vs NQL 19:00GIO
      View All Fixtures
      Round 19
      Fri, 15 JulTimes shown AEST
      STG vs GCT 19:50Jubilee Oval
      Sat, 16 JulTimes shown AEST
      MAN vs NZW 17:30nib Stadium
      SOU vs BRI 19:30ANZ
      Sun, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
      NEW vs MEL 14:00HS
      PEN vs PAR 16:00Pepp
      Mon, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
      SYD vs CRO 19:00AS
      View All Fixtures
      Round 20
      Thu, 21 JulTimes shown AEST
      NQL vs CBY 19:501300
      Fri, 22 JulTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs PEN 19:50SUN
      Sat, 23 JulTimes shown AEST
      CBR vs NZW 15:00GIO
      GCT vs PAR 17:30Cbus
      MEL vs SYD 19:30AAMI
      Sun, 24 JulTimes shown AEST
      CRO vs NEW 14:00Shark Park
      STG vs WST 16:00ANZ
      Mon, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
      SOU vs MAN 19:00ANZ
      View All Fixtures
      Round 21
      Wed, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs PEN 22:00MSS
      Thu, 28 JulTimes shown AEST
      SYD vs BRI 00:00AS
      CBY vs STG 00:00ANZ
      GCT vs CRO 00:00Cbus
      PAR vs WST 00:00ANZ
      SOU vs CBR 00:00ANZ
      MAN vs NEW 00:00BO
      NQL vs MEL 00:001300
      View All Fixtures
      Round 22
      Thu, 04 AugTimes shown AEST
      STG vs BRI 00:00WIN
      PAR vs MAN 00:00Pirtek
      CRO vs CBR 00:00Shark Park
      NEW vs CBY 00:00HS
      MEL vs SOU 00:00AAMI
      GCT vs NZW 00:00Cbus
      WST vs NQL 00:00VAS
      PEN vs SYD 00:00Pepp
      View All Fixtures
      Round 23
      Wed, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs SOU 22:00MSS
      Thu, 11 AugTimes shown AEST
      CBY vs MAN 00:00ANZ
      BRI vs PAR 00:00SUN
      WST vs GCT 00:00CSS
      STG vs CRO 00:00Jubilee Oval
      NEW vs PEN 00:00HS
      SYD vs NQL 00:00AS
      CBR vs MEL 00:00GIO
      View All Fixtures
      Round 24
      Thu, 18 AugTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs CBY 00:00SUN
      SYD vs STG 00:00AS
      NEW vs GCT 00:00HS
      NQL vs NZW 00:001300
      MAN vs MEL 00:00BO
      CBR vs PAR 00:00GIO
      PEN vs WST 00:00Pepp
      SOU vs CRO 00:00ANZ
      View All Fixtures
      Round 25
      Wed, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs WST 22:00MSS
      Thu, 25 AugTimes shown AEST
      CBY vs NQL 00:00Belmore Sports Ground
      MEL vs BRI 00:00AAMI
      GCT vs PEN 00:00Cbus
      MAN vs CBR 00:00BO
      CRO vs SYD 00:00Shark Park
      NEW vs SOU 00:00HS
      PAR vs STG 00:00Pirtek
      View All Fixtures
      Round 26
      Wed, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
      NZW vs PAR 22:00MSS
      Thu, 01 SepTimes shown AEST
      BRI vs SYD 00:00SUN
      CBY vs SOU 00:00ANZ
      STG vs NEW 00:00Jubilee Oval
      NQL vs GCT 00:001300
      MEL vs CRO 00:00AAMI
      WST vs CBR 00:00VAS
      PEN vs MAN 00:00Pepp
      View All Fixtures

      Follow Us on Facebook

      Featured advertisers