Daly Cherry-Evans dropped from Maroons side for Origin III

David Stuart

DALY Cherry-Evans has been axed from the Queensland side for the July 8 Origin decider.

Injuries have dictated much of the make-up of the Maroons' game III line up and Cherry-Evans is the ultimate casualty of Cooper Cronk's recovery from knee surgery.

While he didn't make the Melbourne Storm side to play the Bulldogs on Monday night,  Cronk (knee) has been cleared for the decider, to resume his pairing with Johnathan Thurston.

North Queensland Cowboys utility Michael Morgan was included on the bench in place of Cherry-Evans, who was disappointing as the starting partner with Thurston in Game II.

Morgan partners with Thurston in club football, and has forged a successful pairing with him for North Queensland this season.

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The Maroons' Origin III side

1. Greg Inglis

2. Darius Boyd

3. Will Chambers

4. Justin Hodges

5. Dane Gagai

6. Johnathan Thurston

7. Cooper Cronk

8. Matt Scott

9. Cameron Smith (c)

10. Nate Myles

11. Aidan Guerra

12. Sam Thaiday

13. Corey Parker

14. Michael Morgan

15. Josh Papalii

16. Matt Gillett

17. Jacob Lillyman

Edrick Lee

Coach: Mal Meninga

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