A summary of today's news and events on QRL.com.au
6.53am: Longreach - Matt Scott
The amazing scenes from yesterday's Fan Day in Longreach are still fresh in the minds of the local fans and Maroons players. In this interview, home town hero Matt Scott talks to QRL TV about the special occasion.
10.30am: Longreach - Chris McQueen
All of his teammates wore the akubra, but Chris McQueen stuck solid with his trusty cap. Find out why in this video shot in the streets of Longreach during the height of the Fan Day.
10.37am: Corey Parker ruled out
The luckless Maroons receive another injury blow as Corey Parker breaks the news that he's out of the Sydney clash.
11.22am: Dave Taylor joins Camp Maroon
Following Parker's withdrawal, speculation mounts that Dave Taylor will join the squad. The Maroons camp confirms Taylor's selection, with the big Titans forward now in the running to play his seventh Origin match.
3.58pm: Dave Taylor interview
The "Coaltrain" arrives at Sanctuary Cove. Many Queensland fans have been crying out for his recall on social media and they've now got their wish.
4.43pm: Meninga banks on trust
In this yarn, the Maroons coach sums it up best here when asked about the players in doubt: "... at the end of the day we trust them from a team perspective that they'll make the right decision by the team."
4.41pm: New faces slot straight in
It wouldn't be an Origin day without some sort of reference to the Blues' camp. In this story, the Blues talk up their chances following the selection of Will Hopoate, Josh Dugan and Greg Bird.
Jacob Lillyman - the man they call "Bull", talks to QRL TV about his return to Camp Maroon.
5.37pm: Corey reveals heartache
QRL.com.au broke the news about Corey Parker's injury earlier in the day. Here is the full interview with media.
5.41pm: Injury update: Cherry-Evans
DCE is "hopeful" of taking the field for Game 2 and says he will give himself every possible chance, but the final call will rest with Mal and the medical staff.
8.50pm: Billy Slater interview
The Maroons fullback says he won't get a genuine gauge on where his shoulder injury is at unitl he hits the training paddock. That opportunity will come tomorrow afternoon when the Maroons train at Sanctuary Cove.