Fiji Time: 11:12 PM on Saturday 30 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Injury worries

Aap
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LONGREACH, Qld - Injured Queensland stars Greg Inglis, Billy Slater and Daly Cherry-Evans will be given all the time they need to prove their fitness before State of Origin II.

The trio all stayed at the Maroons' Gold Coast base on Tuesday as 11 players headed to Longreach in Queensland's outback for a fan day.

Inglis' sprained ankle is believed to be the cause of the most concern after he suffered the injury in South Sydney's win over the Warriors on Saturday.

But fullback Slater (shoulder) and halfback Cherry-Evans (knee) are also in doubt, forcing Queensland selectors to name a 22-man squad on Monday.

Maroons coach Mal Meninga says he'll give the three players every opportunity to take part in the must-win game over NSW on June 18.

"We're just going to go through the week and see how it all pans out," Meninga said.

"We've got no definite plans around when they're going to be available, when they're going to train.

"We'll just see how it all works."

The squad will fully assemble later on Tuesday evening following the return of the playing contingent which travelled to Longreach and the arrival of those who turned out in Monday night's NRL match between Brisbane and Canberra, including potential debutants Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt.

One player who isn't heading north is Josh Papalii, who injured an ankle late in the match in Canberra and was immediately ruled out of Origin II.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Father sent to jail
  2. Warning against hate posts
  3. Tiko warns 'lazy' tutors
  4. We are slaves, PM told
  5. 36pc for him
  6. NFP issues challenge
  7. Deans rugby: Suva Grammar secures semi-final spot
  8. PM draws TV trial period
  9. State defends cane payment
  10. Day off for players

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  2. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  3. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  7. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  8. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  9. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases Tuesday (26 Jul)
  10. Chilling out in Chile Thursday (28 Jul)