NEW South Wales selectors have named an unchanged side for the second State of Origin game but could lose up to four players before then through injury and suspension.
RABBITOHS captain Bryan Fletcher has been called into the New South Wales State of Origin squad after Newcastle prop,Josh Perry, entered early guilty pleas for two judiciary charges.
Fletcher will join the New South Wales squad immediately .
Newcastle coach Michael Hagan has given Perry two days off training after the prop plead guilty to a grade one careless high tackle and a grade one striking charge from Friday night win over the St George Illawarra Dragons.
EXPERIENCED Penrith forward Scott Sattler and North Queensland fullback Matt Bowen are surprise selections for Queensland in next week's second State of Origin match against NSW in Sydney.
QUEENSLAND have made a few changes to the squad that was outplayed by NSW last Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium.
THE NSW selectors have today named an unchanged line-up for the second State of Origin match at Telstra Stadium on June 25.
NEW Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition is hotting up with some high scores posted, an exciting draw, and the Raiders now well in front at the top of the ladder.
QUEENSLAND selectors will receive a medical report from the New Zealand Warriors today before deciding whether to include hooker PJ Marsh in the Maroons squad for the second State of Origin game.
FOUR new players are expected to be named in Queensland's side today for the second state of Origin match in Sydney on Wednesday week.
NSW second rower Craig Fitzgibbon will undergo x-rays on a suspected fractured eye socket this morning, with his place in the second State of Origin game hinging on the outcome.
FRIDAY night's game between Newcastle and the Dragons was the perfect follow-up to Origin I. Both sides played end-to-end footy and with the Knights getting home thanks to a rip snorter of a goal right on fulltime. The man of the moment was Andrew Johns and for those who doubt that Joey is the best player in the world, you only have to listen to the Gus Gould and the TV commentary team. Pedantic critics point to a word count of 'Joey' 63 times, 'Johns' 136 times and 'champion halfback' 1,354 times. But as far as this expert is concerned, Gus was merely reassuring us that all is well between he and Joey. It was one the most well-balanced and down to earth match calls since the great Rex Mossop aired his dulcet tones during Channel 7's 'Manly match of the day' in the 1970s.
MANLY will meet with John Hopoate and his manager Wayne Beavis tomorrow to decide on a punishment for the wayward winger.
SOUTH Sydney have signed the youngest of the MacDougall brothers for the remainder of the National Rugby League season. Luke MacDougall, the brother of Knights winger Adam and Manly centre Ben, played seven games in first grade with Cronulla last season.