Mbye fails to make Qld impact in Origin

Queensland's Moses Mbye has had a quiet, brief Origin II after overcoming a severe allergic reaction (AAP)

Queensland bench utility Moses Mbye has failed to make an impact in State of Origin II after overcoming a severe allergic reaction.

In the end, there were no more miracles from Moses on Sunday.

Queensland bench utility Moses Mbye was counting his blessings after overcoming a severe allergic reaction that reportedly left him minutes from death. He was still able to take his place on the interchange bench in State of Origin II in Perth.

But Mbye couldn't make the difference when he finally came on as the Maroons were thrashed 38-6 on Sunday by the Blues.

Mbye savoured just 14 minutes on the field in the second half, running only 13m.

Still, it was remarkable the Wests Tigers' skipper managed to get on the field at all.

Queensland assistant Justin Hodges admitted Mbye had been in a "bad way" after the allergic reaction on Friday morning.

Maroons team doctor Matt Hislop found Mbye slumped on the floor at the team's Perth hotel after he'd been called for help.

It is believed Mbye went into anaphylactic shock and his airways were closing before Hislop revived the 25-year-old with an anti-allergy injection EpiPen.

Asked if it was life threatening, Hodges said on Sunday: "I am not a doctor but he was in a bad way.

"But he will be ready to go - he was buzzing last night.

"It was a strange thing that happened to him. We are just glad that he's OK; he's got three little kids at home so his health is the most important thing.

"We are just lucky we have great medical staff here who looked after him."

Mbye was given the green light to play for Queensland barely 48 hours after the frightening incident, marking only his second Origin game.

"It was an accident, he wasn't aware he was allergic to something but he was not going to give up this opportunity (to play Origin)," Hodges said.

"You wait your whole life to play for Queensland."

Maroons officials said Mbye would undergo extensive tests when he returned to Sydney.

A relieved Mbye admitted he was still scratching his head over the cause of the episode.

"I had a few things that morning. I had my brekky, I had my juice, it was a standard sort of day," he told the Nine Network.

"It was nothing out of the ordinary. I guess that is what is the worst bit; I don't know what it is yet."

Asked if he feared for his life, Mbye said: "Potentially, I am not quite sure how far it could have gone but, yeah potentially, he saved me.

"I'm glad I wasn't home, to be honest - my missus wouldn't know what to do."

Mbye completed the Maroons' captain's run on Saturday at Optus Stadium, giving no indication of the drama that had unfolded 24 hours earlier.

Source AAP

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