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Blues blow: Trbojevic OUT of Origin 2

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19th June, 2021

NSW Blues forward Jake Trbojevic is out of State of Origin 2 after suffering a hip injury.

Brad Fittler broke the news on Friday, with the Blues coach expected to bring Angus Crichton back into his side after the Roosters second-rower was suspended and unavailable for game one.

Fittler said lock Trbojevic had gone down at Manly training but hoped he would be fit to return for the series finale in Sydney on July 14.

“I heard the news this morning that Jake Trbojevic won’t be available for State of Origin. He got an injury at training,” Fittler revealed on Nine’s commentary.

“One of the hard conversations was speaking to Jake Trbojevic after getting an injury.

“It was just a hip pointer or hip problem. He will be available for the next game so he won’t be out for too long.”

The news means Liam Martin will likely retain his spot on the Blues’ bench, while Payne Haas would start in Trbojevic’s spot.

Crichton would then either come onto the bench or start in the second row with Tariq Sims or Cameron Murray moving back to the interchange.

“There are a few (options) playing the weekend but Angus did a terrific job for us last year,” Fittler said.


“He’s also played a lot of middle too, so that versatility helps.”