Titans: Fullback AJ Brimson carried a knee injury into Origin camp but is good to go for the series opener and has been named to back up on Saturday by coach Justin Holbrook. Impressive youngster Jayden Campbell is on the reserves list and could be called up should Brimson fail to come up after Townsville.
The club’s other three Origin reps – David Fifita, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and Moeaki Fotuaika – have all been named to back up, forcing Jaimin Jolliffe and Sam McIntyre to the bench and Sam Stone to the reserves.
Winger Anthony Don (hip) and hooker Mitch Rein (shoulder) have been listed among the reserves after both were ruled out of the clash with Melbourne.
Roosters:?Star back-rower Angus Crichton is back from suspension, having also missed Origin I, while Isaac Liu (eye) also returns.
Fullback James Tedesco has been named to back up from Origin I in a rejigged backline which sees Joey Manu return to the centres, Lachlan Lam named at five-eighth and Sam Walker back in the No.7 after he was rested from the Raiders game in round 12. Joseph Suaalii is named among the reserves.
Skipper Boyd Cordner (concussion) is nearing a return but coach Trent Robinson doesn’t expect the second-rower to face either the Gold Coast or Penrith.?