After suspensions to other rising Maroons stars, Moses Mbye could be in the frame to make his Origin debut earlier than expected.
Six players will be excluded from Queensland representative programs and Origin selection for the next 12 months.
Just 12 months ago Justin O'Neill thought he might be confined to reserve grade. He's now knocking loudly on the Origin door after winning a second Premiership.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters has been given an unexpected opportunity to showcase the same leadership and authority that made him such a respected player.
Speaking at the Emerging Origin camp, Maroons coach Kevin Walters said involving former Queensland legends will still be an important part of Origin camps.
He has missed out on Queensland teams all the way through the junior ranks but Titans back-rower Shane Wright takes his first steps towards a Maroons jersey.
Star Cowboys youngster Coen Hess says he is ready to take on more responsibility as the Queensland under-20s start plotting how to break the Blues' dominance.
Following selection in the emerging Blues camp, Dragons forward Jack De Belin says he's ready to step up to State of Origin level if NSW wants him.
Queensland Maroons coach Kevin Walters has named 20 of the most promising young players in the game to attend an Emerging Origin camp later this month.
Jake Granville has joined a growing list of candidates hoping to succeed Cameron Smith as the Queensland Maroons' No.9.