Origin stars named for Titans double header

Origin stars named for Titans double header

The Jetstar Gold Coast Titans have named State of Origin representatives Ashley Harrison and Greg Bird in a 17-man squad for Friday night's double header against the Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Jetstar Titans coach and NSW Blues Assistant Coach John Cartwright will be hoping the club's star duo will be fit to back-up after tomorrow night's opening Origin match at Suncorp Stadium when the club returns to action following last weekend's Round 11 bye.

Jetstar Titans Assistant Coach Steve Murphy today named centre Bodene Thompson to make his return to the field after a virus kept him out of the Round 10 loss to Manly, with replacement centre Joseph Tomane expected to return to the Queensland Cup for Ipswich if Thompson is given the all-clear to return later in the week.

Both teams are one win a piece from their two previous clashes at Suncorp Stadium since the double-header initiative began in 2009, with the Jetstar Titans edging out a 25-24 win last year and the Dogs winning 23-16 in 2009.

Friday, May 27, 8.45pm, Suncorp Stadium

1. Preston Campbell 2. Steve Michaels 3. Esi Tonga 4. Bodene Thompson 5. David Mead 6. William Zillman 7. Scott Prince 8.  Luke Bailey 9. Riley Brown 10. Michael Henderson 11. Greg Bird 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Ashley Harrison
Interchange: 14. Matt White 15. Ryan James 16.  Sam Tagataese 17. Luke O'Dwyer


1. Jordan Rankin 2. Alec Jones 3. Shaun Carney 4. Hymel Hunt 5. Japeth Vaoa 6. Cory McGrady 7.  Sam Irwin 8. Luke Page 9. Matt Srama 10. Lain Windley 11. Nick Harold 12. Jackson Springer 13. Sam Martin
Interchange: 14. Cale Hobday 15. Sam Ross 16. Dylan Hartin 17. Matt Beddow 18. Mitch Ardler