Thurston ruled out of Origin I

Johnathan Thurston has been ruled out of State of Origin I succumbing to injury.

Anthony Milford will start in his debut at five-eigth at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday.

“I’m devastated I won’t be playing next week, but the call needed to be made and it’s the right decision for the team,” Thurston said.

The legendary playmaker praised Milford and said the young Brisbane Bronco was ready.

“He’s a dynamic young player and I’m sure he will grab the opportunity with both hands and put in a performance that all of Queensland will be proud of.”

Gold Coast Titans prop Jarrod Wallace has been added to the Maroons squad as 18th man.


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