Maroons name Emerging Origin squad
Queensland Maroons coach Kevin Walters has named 20 of the most promising young players in the game to attend the Queensland Academy of Sport Emerging Origin camp in Brisbane later this month.
Storm sensation Cameron Munster, Bulldogs five-eighth Moses Mbye and Cowboys premiership winner Jake Granville are three of the 10 players to have been invited to the senior camp for the first time following standout performances in 2015.
The 20 players will spend three days in camp at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre from January 29 and be further indoctrinated in what it takes to represent Queensland at State of Origin level.
"Most of them have played some sort of junior rep football or they know each other, but it's nice to get them all together," Walters said.
"It's good for the coaches as well, and for myself personally to meet them all and see their different personalities and different traits because at the end of the day we'd like to see them come through and eventually play Origin."
QAS Emerging Origin Squad:
Jayson Bukuya (Cronulla Sharks)
Dale Copley (Brisbane Broncos)
Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm)
Jake Granville (North Queensland Cowboys)
Chris Grevsmuhl (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)
Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos)
Edrick Lee (Canberra Raiders)
Ethan Lowe (North Queensland Cowboys)
Nene Macdonald (Gold Coast Titans)
Moses Mbye (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos)
Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters)
Joe Ofahengaue (Brisbane Broncos)
Justin O’neill (North Queensland Cowboys)
Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos)
Lloyd Perrett (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Korbin Sims (Newcastle Knights)
Jarrod Wallace (Brisbane Broncos)