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North Queensland's Jacob Lillyman has been called up to replace injured lock Tonie Carroll in the Queensland team for next Wednesday's second State Of Origin rugby league match in Brisbane.
A shocked Lillyman received the call-up late last night for his Origin debut after Carroll was ruled out with a knee injury. The loss of Carroll, after winger Greg Inglis was ruled out yesterday with a back injury, has further unsettled the Queensland camp.
And there could be more bad news with centre Justin Hodges missing today's official team medical to have physiotherapy on his suspect hamstring. Lillyman has been included on the interchange bench.
The Queenslanders go into camp in Brisbane today before relocating to their Sunshine Coast base at the Hyatt Regency at Coolum. They trail 1-0 in the series and a loss on Wednesday night would make Queensland the first side to lose four consecutive interstate series.