Last year's shock State of Origin 3 selected Allan Langer has been left out of the Queensland squad for the series this year against New South Wales.The Brisbane Broncos veteran was the first overseas based Australasian to be selected for an origin side as he was playing over in England with Warrington Wolves in Super League.QLD Maroons' coach Wayne Bennett left the Brisbane legend out of his 22-man squad. This was a bit of a shock since Alfie' Langer has been playing very well for the Broncos this season and not only that but Bennett is the coach ofBrisbane.Queensland State of Origin 2002 match one squad is as follows:Shaun Berrigan (Brisbane Broncos, QLD), John Buttigieg (North Queensland Cowboys, QLD), Paul Bowman (North Queensland Cowboys, QLD), Kevin Campion (New Zealand Warriors, NZL), Dane Carlaw (Brisbane Broncos, QLD), Petero Civoniceva(Brisbane Broncos, QLD), John Doyle (North Queensland Cowboys, QLD), Jamie Goddard (Northern Eagles, NSW), Justin Hodges (Sydney Roosters. NSW), Darren Lockyer (Brisbane Broncos, QLD), PJ Marsh (New Zealand Warriors, NZL), ChrisMcKenna (Cronulla Sharks, NSW), Travis Norton (Canterbury Bulldogs, NSW), Steven Price (Canterbury Bulldogs, NSW), Clinton Schifcofske (Canberra Raiders, ACT), Darren Smith (Canterbury Bulldogs, NSW ), Gorden Tallis (Brisbane Broncos, QLD), Lote Tuqiri (Brisbane Broncos, NSW), Daniel Wagon (Parramatta Eels, NSW), Carl Webb (Brisbane Broncos, QLD), Shane Webcke (Brisbane Broncos, QLD).Queensland are the current Australian Origin champions after winning last years third and deciding match at Brisbane's ANZ Stadium 40-14 before a capacity 49,000 crowd, the Maroons' were on devastating form inspired by Allan Langer,the former Australian Kangaroo' half-back.
'Alfie' Langer left out of QLD Origin squad
- by Richard Joyce
- April 24 2002 12:00AM
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