Aidan Guerra again picked for Origin, will miss clash with Knights

Source: Courier Mail.

Source: Courier Mail.

Aidan Guerra has again been selected to take the field for the Maroons, again off the bench.

His selection means he will miss the Roosters’ upcoming clash with the Newcastle Knights, but will be available for the Roosters’ post Origin Grand Final rematch MkII with the Manly Sea Eagles.

The Roosters are also likely to be missing Michael Jennings and Daniel Tupou, meaning the entire left-side attack from their win on Sunday versus the Storm will be missing this Saturday. However, the Knights will likely be without Beau Scott and will definitely be without Darius Boyd — although the way he’s playing of late, that could be addition by subtraction for the Novacastrians.

Guerra acquitted himself very well in Game I, combining with Matt Gillett towards the end of the game to pin the Blues back in their own 30 with some solid combo hits. Off contract next year, the Italian Gumby is making himself hot property as he heads into the prime of his career as an Origin representative.

Jake Friend was not named in the extended squad.

Queensland Squad for Origin II:

Player NRL Club
Darius BOYD Newcastle Knights
Will CHAMBERS Melbourne Storm
Daly CHERRY-EVANS Manly Sea Eagles
Matt GILLETT Brisbane Broncos
Aidan GUERRA Sydney Roosters
Justin HODGES Brisbane Broncos
Ben HUNT Brisbane Broncos
Greg INGLIS South Sydney Rabbitohs
Jacob LILLYMAN New Zealand Warriors
Chris MCQUEEN South Sydney Rabbitohs
Anthony MILFORD Canberra Raiders
Nate MYLES Gold Coast Titans
Josh PAPALII Canberra Raiders
Corey PARKER Brisbane Broncos
Matt SCOTT North Queensland Cowboys
Billy SLATER Melbourne Storm
Cameron SMITH Melbourne Storm
Brent TATE North Queensland Cowboys
Ben TE’O South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sam THAIDAY Brisbane Broncos
Johnathan THURSTON North Queensland Cowboys
Willie TONGA Parramatta Eels

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