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Queensland Rugby League has today confirmed North Queensland Toyota Cowboy Michael Morgan will replace Daly Cherry-Evans in the XXXX Maroons’ line up for Game I of the 2015 State of Origin series.

Cherry-Evans has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Morgan joins club teammates Johnathan Thurston and Matthew Scott in the Queensland camp, while James Tamou will line up for the Blues next Wednesday night at ANZ Stadium.

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XXXX Queensland Maroons: 1. Billy Slater 2. Darius Boyd 3. Greg Inglis 4. Justin Hodges 5. Will Chambers 6. Johnathan Thurston 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Matt Scott 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nate Myles 11. Aidan Guerra 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Corey Parker 14. Michael Morgan 15. Josh McGuire 16. Matt Gillett 17. Jacob Lillyman 18. Dylan Napa. Coach: Mal Meninga.

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.