Rugby competition star Latrell Mitchell only discovered that he had been dropped from the state of origin when he celebrated a victory with his Roosters teammates.
The center, which scored two attempts on Sunday-evening, was on the pitch at the SCG when team-mate Boyd Cordner told him that he was beaten.
NSW captain Cordner was only aware of the line-up earlier.
Roanen's second rower Angus Crichton also learned that he was dumped during a live radio interview after the team won his match 38-12 against the Bulldogs.
In another twist, nobody from the Blues camp told Rooster coach Trent Robinson that two of his players had been dumped.
Football player Latrell Mitchell (pictured with girlfriend Brielle) discovered that he was dropped off during the SCG on Sunday evening by the Sydney Roosters team from the second game State of Origin.
Roanen's second rower Angus Crichton (pictured with a younger sister) learned that he was dumped during a live radio interview after their 38-12 win against the Bulldogs
NSW ORIGIN SQUAD
1. James Tedesco
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Tom Trbojevic
4. Jack Wighton
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. James Maloney
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Daniel Saifiti
9. Damien Cook
10. Paul Vaughan
11. Boyd Cordner (c)
12. Tyson Frizell
13. Jake Trbojevic
14. Dale Finucane
15. Tariq Sims
16. Cameron Murray
17. Wade Graham
David Klemmer (wrist), Payne Haas (hamstring), Nick Cotric (ankle), Cody Walker (form), Angus Crichton (form), Josh Morris and Latrell Mitchell (form)
Robinson refused to focus on NSW coach Brad Fittler during an interview after the game after being chased by reporters.
& # 39; Nobody asked how they are going and that's fine, & # 39; said Robinson.
& # 39; If I coached that team, I would choose the players I really wanted to play for game two.
& # 39; I'm not going to sit here and bag Freddy (Fittler). & # 39;
He admitted that Mitchell was in poor shape in recent weeks, despite an impressive display for the Bulldogs, and reports about the demise of the Bulldogs.
& # 39; I believe in (Mitchell). He is a good man, he is a good character. He was put in the spotlight at a very young age. He was 18. He played great moments.
& # 39; If you ask four of the five Roosters supporters what they like, it's Latrell. And probably, if you ask five out of ten non-roster supporters, they would say Latrell too.
& # 39; But the guy didn't play as well as he wanted in the last month.
Mitchell, who helped NSW to win only their second Origin series in 13 years in 2018, was dropped after a lackluster Game 1 and off-field disputes with his manager.
The ax from the center comes after he failed to return to Sydney with his Blues teammates on Thursday and drove family members to his hometown in Taree
Fittler's decision to dump Mitchell led to a furious reaction from fans, where a user described the blues as "panic merchants" since the 1980s & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Queensland makes two forced changes due to an injury. New South Wales drops everyone. 30 years of #stateoforigin enumerated in two sentences. #nrl, & # 39; a tweeted.
& # 39; Dropping Latrell Mitchell after a bad game is the kind of insane decision making that New South Wales took 8 straight series & # 39 ;, another wrote.
One added: & # 39; I just saw Latrell Mitchell play live. Scored 2 attempts and scored 5 goals. Just can't believe he wasn't selected for NSW for Origin 2. & # 39;
Queensland fans were also quick to enjoy the new NSW team.
& # 39; Don't lie. I had to giggle a bit when I saw the NSW team choice for Origin – Game 2 & # 39 ;, wrote a social media user.
& # 39; The N in NSW clearly stands for no loyalty & # 39 ;, another wrote.
& # 39; Queensland 3-0 & # 39 ;, bluntly added a third.
His controversial ax has evoked the reaction of Blues fans and supporters from Queensland, with one user referring to the NSW team as the & # 39; panic merchants since 1980 & # 39;
Blake Ferguson, Tom Trbojevic, James Maloney, Daniel Saifiti, Dale Finucane, Wade Graham and Tariq Sims are all called to play for NSW in Perth.
Trbojevic and Jack Wighton were mentioned in the centers despite not playing for their club teams there, while Saifiti makes its debut in the run-on.
While Mitchell was heavily criticized for a sub-par show in the game – a defeat, his ax will still be considered a big shock.
Mitchell was an established Kangaroos and scored two attempts as part of an 18-point run in the big NRL win of the Sydney Roosters over Canterbury on Sunday.
Fittler said that Mitchell his & # 39; most difficult decision in coaching so far & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; The nature of the State of Origin, you have to be at your best. He was not at his best (in Origin One). That's fair to say, & Fittler said.
While Mitchell was heavily criticized for a sub-par show in the game – a defeat, his ax will still be considered a big shock
Panther's five-eighth James Maloney, previously undesirable for the game series, was called in to play in what Fittler called one of the many big decisions.
The exiled player helped orchestrate a Blues victory in 2018, but also played a role in a series of disappointing losses in the Origin series in recent years.
David Klemmer (wrist), Payne Haas (hamstring) and Nick Cotric (ankle) are three forced changes after copping injuries from the past two weeks.
The first gamer Cody Walker, Angus Crichton, Josh Morris and Mitchell have been overlooked by a vastly different looking team.
Half-back candidate Mitchell Pearce was tipped on a large scale for a dramatic recall, but was excluded early on Sunday due to hip and cork problems.
& # 39; It's really disappointing for him, & # 39; Fittler told the Nine Network on Sunday.
& # 39; He was very enthusiastic … I spoke to him last night and I knew he had a cork but spoke to him this morning and at that moment he will not be available.
& # 39; It's a bit of a shame. & # 39;
Haas was also excluded on Sundays with a hamstring problem.
The Blues are 1-0 behind in the best of three series and will play Queensland again in Perth next week.
Panther's five-eighth James Maloney (photo), previously undesirable for the game series, was called in to play in what Fittler called one of the many big decisions
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