Maroons take no chances with a slew of front-line stars under an injury cloud.
Queensland coach Mal Meninga has been forced to pick an unprecedented 22-man squad in order to cover for the possible withdrawals of stars like Greg Inglis.
Both New South Wales and the Maroons were left licking their wounds after a brutal opening to this years State of Origins series.
However, the title holder’s headaches have only been made worse when players returned to club duty, leading to the massive side picked for cover.
Only Cooper Cronk (broken arm) is out for sure for game two, with Sam Thaiday, Anthony Milford, Will Chambers, Willie Tonga, Ben Hunt and Jacob Lillyman all being added to the team.
Of chief concern to Meninga is Inglis (ankle), Billy Slater (shoulder) and Daly Cherry-Evans (knee).
Chambers is set to play in the centres if Inglis is not right to play, having spent time with the team during their lead-up to game one.
Tonga could play at fullback if Slater is not passed fit, given he has experience in State of Origin and should slot in with little fuss.
Canberra excitement machine Milford could make his Origin debut in the one jersey, but it would be seen as a move either of desperation or in a bid to provide the team with some spark, given they lost the first game of the series.
Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt may also get the chance to play Origin for the first time after being included as cover for Cherry-Evans, who failed to finish Manly’s match against Canterbury on Friday night due to his knee problem.
Broncos forward Sam Thaiday has also been included in the squad after missing game one due to a calf injury.
Warriors enforcer Lillyman will add cover to the Maroons forwards.