Fittler’s blues: Haas ruled out of Game II
Brisbane's loss will be Queensland's gain after 19-year-old Payne Haas was ruled out of Game II in Perth.
The 10-game Broncos prop and Blues debutant will miss the Nullarbor flight after a hamstring complaint and forces Brad Fittler into yet another injury-enforced shift.
NSW has now lost two of their three starting from rowers for Game I of the State of Origin series.
Newcastle prop David Klemmer was NSW's best at Suncorp Stadium but has been ruled out with a wrist complaint.
Klemmer, Haas join Raiders winger Nick Cotric (ankle) on the Blues casualty ward.
Meanwhile, Newcastle star Mitchell Pearce is tipped make a miraculous return to the Origin arena and partner under-fire halfback Nathan Cleary.
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