He's already coached them at club level and Kevin Walters insists Queensland debutants Corey Oates and Justin O'Neill deserve their Maroons call-ups.
Bulldogs captain James Graham was full of praise for fellow England internationals Josh Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead ahead of the Dogs' clash with the Raiders.
While the Queensland Maroons have a lot of attacking firepower at their disposal, no player instils more fear into opposition ranks than Greg Inglis.
Legendary Queensland custodian Gary Belcher has lauded the selection of Darius Boyd at fullback for Game One of the Holden State of Origin Series.
After wins over the Roosters and Panthers, Titans coach Neil Henry claims his side must down the Rabbitohs in Perth to continue their charge to the top eight.
Queensland have named their team for Game One of State of Origin to face NSW at ANZ Stadium on June 1.
The Cowboys have thrown Townsville Blackhawks youngster Jahrome Hughes into the fire, naming the 21-year-old at five-eighth for the clash against the Dragons.
Sharks young-gun Jack Bird understands why he wasn't selected by NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley for the State of Origin opener, but hasn't given up hope.
The official team lists are in ahead of Round 12 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Gerard Sutton and Ben Cummins will referee the 2016 Holden State of Origin I at ANZ Stadium next Wednesday, June 1.