Queensland dealt injury blow with Matt Gillett ruled out of State of Origin decider

09 July 2019 02:25
Maroons back-rower fails to overcome groin injuryDavid Fifita is set to be promoted to starting line-up Queensland back-rower Matt Gillett has been ruled out of Wednesday’s State of Origin series decider in a significant blow to the embattled Maroons. Barely 10 minutes after saying Gillett would be given until kick-off to overcome a groin injury, coach Kevin Walters returned to tell the media the 20-game Origin veteran would not be playing.“We just tried to run him there in the warm-up and he is not coming up too well so he won’t be playing,” Walters said on Tuesday morning. Dylan Napa has been drafted into the squad but David Fifita is set to be promoted to the starting back-row while Ethan Lowe is tipped to earn an Origin debut on the bench at ANZ Stadium. Related: Mitchell Pearce: the riskiest inclusion in State of Origin history? | Nick Tedeschi Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian