Digital Image by Robb Cox ©nrlphotos.com: Anthony Milford :Representative Rugby League; U20 NSW V QLD at Sportingbet Stadium, Saturday the 3rd of May 2014.

The Raiders would like to congratulate star duo Anthony Milford and Josh Papalii on gaining selection in the Queensland Maroons' 22-man squad for Game 2 of the Holden State of Origin series to be played at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on June 18.

Papalii retains his place in the squad after delivering a strong performance in the opening match of the series whilst Milford's selection is a just reward for his outstanding form this season for the Raiders. 

Milford is a QAS Emerging Squad member and earlier this year Captained the Maroons Under 20's side against the Blues at Sportingbet Stadium. 

“We’re taking a little bit of a different tack because of the current injury situation,” QRL Chairman Peter Betros explained.

“We normally announce 19 players but tonight because of the uncertainty over several players we’re going to announce 22 players. As the week goes on and the injury situation becomes clearer, Mal (Meninga) will finalise the team and get it down to the required number.”

XXXX Maroons Game 2 squad:

Player

NRL Club

Darius BOYD

Newcastle Knights

Will CHAMBERS

Melbourne Storm

Daly CHERRY-EVANS

Manly Sea Eagles

Matt GILLETT

Brisbane Broncos

Aidan GUERRA

Sydney Roosters

Justin HODGES

Brisbane Broncos

Ben HUNT

Brisbane Broncos

Greg INGLIS

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Jacob LILLYMAN

New Zealand Warriors

Chris MCQUEEN

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Anthony MILFORD

Canberra Raiders

Nate MYLES

Gold Coast Titans

Josh PAPALII

Canberra Raiders

Corey PARKER

Brisbane Broncos

Matt SCOTT

North Queensland Cowboys

Billy SLATER

Melbourne Storm

Cameron SMITH

Melbourne Storm

Brent TATE

North Queensland Cowboys

Ben TE’O      

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sam THAIDAY

Brisbane Broncos

Johnathan THURSTON

North Queensland Cowboys

Willie TONGA

Parramatta Eels

Coach: Mal Meninga