Fiji Time: 2:58 PM on Tuesday 21 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

McQueen to fill big shoes

Aap
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

GOLD COAST- Receiving the No.18 Queensland jersey usually means the player has been earmarked for the future by Maroons coach Mal Meninga.

But South Sydney backrower Chris McQueen will wear it in what looms as an emotional nod to the past in tomorrow night's State of Origin opening game in Brisbane.

McQueen has not been able to crack the Rabbitohs' starting side this NRL season.

But loyalty has ensured incumbent McQueen will not only start for Queensland as they launch their quest for nine straight series wins but attempt to fill some very big shoes indeed.

McQueen will don the No.18 jersey after number 11 was retired for the Origin opener to honour the late Arthur Beetson in what will be the interstate series' 100th game.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The murder of a schoolteacher
  2. Unclaimed body laid to rest
  3. Winner pulls out
  4. $30k win for couple
  5. Wife wished cancer for hubby
  6. Fisherman in hospital after collision at sea
  7. Project funding
  8. Chiefly family to decide on Tui Bua position
  9. FEA shares on offer
  10. $10m music

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. It's a lie Wednesday (15 Apr)
  3. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  4. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  5. Fatal trip Thursday (16 Apr)
  6. A fair trial, says Singh Wednesday (15 Apr)
  7. Ro Teimumu makes a stand Wednesday (15 Apr)
  8. Son's death shocks family, police investigate brother Saturday (18 Apr)
  9. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  10. Five years in exile Friday (17 Apr)