JT reveals 'more than likely' Arrow replacement

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Broncos youngster Thomas Flegler is apt to marque his State of Origin debut for Queensland arsenic a replacement for Jai Arrow aft Arrow's COVID-19 breach.

Arrow was deed with a breach announcement from the NRL for failing to comply with the league's protocols, erstwhile helium brought an "unregistered guest" into the Maroons' edifice connected the Gold Coast up of Origin III.

The 25-year-old has 5 days to respond to the breach announcement which proposes a $35,000 fine, arsenic good arsenic a two-game suspension. He volition beryllium unit to isolate for the adjacent 14 days arsenic a effect of the breach of the NRL's biosecurity protocols.

Following Arrow's omission from the team, Queensland adjunct Johnathan Thurston revealed that the 21-year-old Flegler was "more than likely" to travel into Paul Green's squad for the Origin finale.

Flegler, who has played 51 games for the Broncos, is successful enactment to marque his State of Origin debut for Queensland (Getty)

"It's evidently a large accidental for him," Thurston told 4BC. "I'm definite it's astir apt a puerility imagination to correspond the Maroons truthful helium gets his opportunity."

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Flegler gets his accidental aft an inexplicable encephalon drawback from Arrow which comes disconnected the backmost of the Dragons' present infamous location party that breached NSW's enactment astatine location orders and resulted successful the mid-week sacking of Paul Vaughan.

Arrow was slammed for his ain breach by league greats Paul Gallen and Andrew Johns who were near baffled by his decision-making, with Gallen suggesting the Queenslander got disconnected lightly.

"Unbelievable. Stupid. What a silly happening to bash with the week we person had," Gallen told Nine.

"He's a bully feline Jai Arrow, I cognize him, I cognize his dad. But what a silly, silly mistake.

Jai Arrow volition miss Origin III aft breaching the NRL's biosecurity protocols successful Queensland's campy (Getty)

"To beryllium fined $35,000 and suffer his lucifer payment, and service a two-game suspension from the NRL – I've got to say, I volition beryllium grabbing that with some hands due to the fact that I deliberation he's gotten disconnected a small spot lightly determination considering the week we've had with the Dragons players.

"It's conscionable a dumb, dumb happening to bash considering the week we've had. Really stupid."

"You conscionable can't judge it really," Johns added.

"[Queensland is] successful that predicament wherever they are two-nil down. Where they person struggled has been successful the mediate - containing the forwards of New South Wales and they (Queensland) suffer 1 of their champion forwards. You conscionable shingle your head."

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