Title holders scramble to fill a fit team for the crucial clash.
Queensland have received mixed news in the countdown to State of Origin II with two big names being passed fit and failing to be cleared to play.
Daly Cherry-Evans will not be a starter at halfback for the Maroons after failing to participate in the team’s final contact session which was doubling as a fitness test for the Manly playmaker.
Cherry-Evans iced his knee on the sidelines while his teammates took on the Queensland under-18 team at Sanctuary Cove.
Cherry-Evans targeted the session as the one he would convince staff he would be fit for the must-win game two in Sydney on Wednesday.
However, Greg Inglis looks set to play in the centres after taking part in the team’s contact session on Sunday morning in what is a huge boost for the Maroons heading into the must-win game.
Ben Hunt ran in his place at halfback, with Inglis at his traditional left centre position.
Inglis could yet be switched to the halves on game day but Hunt has ran at half in every one of Queensland’s training sessions.
It is appearing more and more likely that Hunt will be given his debut by the Maroons and Queensland backrower Sam Thaiday admitted it was a risk leaving Cherry-Evans’ selection until the last moment.