STATE OF ORIGIN GAME 2 LIVE!
Game two of the annual State of Origin Series between the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues gets underway on Wednesday and American Rugby League fans can see all the action live on Fox Sports Soccer.
With the opening clash ending in a controversial Greg Inglis try that sealed an 18-10 victory for the Queenslanders, New South Wales will be eager to make up for the loss as they head into what is sure to be an electrifying encounter.
The Blues have made two changes from the opening match. Penrith front rower James Grant has been selected to make his debut appearance while Manly forward Anthony Watmough returns to the Origin fray. Watmough – a surprise omission from the opening match is expected to add some much needed starch to the Blues forward pack.
The Maroons have been forced to make just the one change with Brisbane Broncos captain Sam Thaiday succumbing to a shoulder injury. As a result, Broncos teammate Corey Parker has been added to the Maroons bench with South Sydney powerhouse David Taylor expected to start in the second row.
The Maroons are looking to clinch their seventh straight series win while the Blues are hoping to break an Origin drought that has left them without a series victory since 2005.
The telecast will begin on Fox Sports Soccer at 5:30am EST/2:30am PST.