It appears that the Queenslanders agree with us – Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster is the man to replace Johnathan Thurston at five-eighth (we wonder if they also agree with us that Ricky Stuart was better than Allan Langer? Probably not).
According to AAP, the Maroons have named Munster at five-eighth for State of Origin Game 3, next Wednesday. Cowboys pivot Michael Morgan will slot into the centres, in the place of the injured Darius Boyd.
The move makes perfect sense. With the Maroons forced into using a third halves combination in 3 matches, continuity was going to be an issue. They’ve alleviated that somewhat, by naming the only missing member of the Storm spine in the 6 (and let’s face it – the Storm are awesome. If the Maroons just show up and play like Melbourne, they should do pretty well).
The move makes this the first time the Maroons have used a one-club spine since Game 2, 1994 (they lost that match, 14-0).
Storm forward Felise Kaufusi has been named 18th man, while Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough and Titans half Ash Taylor have been invited into camp to train.