Inglis SOO III Queensland Selection
30th Jun 2015
Rabbitohs Skipper, Greg Inglis, has been selected to represent Queensland in the deciding Game III of the 2015 State of Origin Series on Wednesday 8 July at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Inglis will line up at fullback in Mal Meninga’s Maroons side, taking the place of the injured Billy Slater for the deciding clash. The Rabbitohs skipper will play his 27th State of Origin match for Queensland and will have a chance to add to his record of having scored the most Origin tries. Congratulations to Greg on his selection in the Queensland side for Game III.
Olive NSW U20 SOO Selection
Rabbitohs speedster John Olive has been selected in Dean Pay’s NSW under 20s side to take on Queensland in next Wednesday night’s curtain raiser to Origin III at Suncorp Stadium at center. Olive recently made his first grade debut on the wing for the Rabbitohs (Round 14 against the Tigers) having played 17 NYC game for the Rabbitohs. Olive’s selection is the second representative honour he has achieved, having represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2014. The Under-20s State of Origin match will be played as the curtain-raiser to the State of Origin Series Game III decider at Suncorp Stadium on July 8.
Kurt Wrigley Appointed Queensland U20s Coach
Rabbitohs Assistant Coach, Kurt Wrigley, has been appointed to take the reins of Queensland’s under 20s side to take on NSW as the curtain-raiser to next week’s Origin III decider. With Queensland taking the points in the first two games in the under 16s and under 18s, Wrigley is keen to make it a clean sweep in the representative lower grades for Queensland. “It’s exciting,” admitted Wrigley. “The main Series is one-all – Queensland have managed to get the 16s and the 18s up, so we’ve got to do our job and play well on Origin III. “These guys are at the top end of the under 20s – I’m not sort exactly sure what to expect , but I’m going to be going in with a real defensive mind-set.”
Johnston NSW SOO III 18th man Selection
Rabbitohs winger and Souths Junior Alex Johnston has been added to the New South Wales State of Origin squad for Wednesday’s deciding Game III in Brisbane as a shadow player. The Club’s 2014 Rookie of the Year will get his first taste of the Origin experience when he goes into Laurie Daley’s Blues camp, ahead of what is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated Origin deciders in recent memory. Despite being a relative newcomer to the top grade – his debut coming in Round 8 of the 2014 season in Brisbane – Johnston is no stranger to the representative scene, having already represented the Indigenous All Stars this year in addition to earning himself a Test cap for the Kangaroos as well as being part of Australia’s 2014 Four Nations squad.
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