18 Jun 2009

Jennings out of Origin, Monaghan in

5:14 pm on 18 June 2009

The New South Wales rugby league centre Michael Jennings has been ruled out of next Wednesday's State of Origin II clash in Sydney, replaced by Canberra's Joel Monaghan.

Jennings has failed to overcome a calf strain sustained in the 28-18 Origin I loss to Queensland three weeks ago.

Monaghan returns to the Blues after making one appearance for New South Wales in Origin III last year.