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A summary of today's news and events as published on

3.31pm: Gallery Maroons training

Photographer Scott Davis snapped some great pics at today's training run between the Maroons and Queensland Under 18s.

4.49pm: Maroon Zone: Episode 4 - Part 1

In Part 1 of Maroon Zone today, the Queensland squad spends time with fans in Longreach. The above link will take you to Parts 2-4. Part 4 includes a surprise visit from one of Australia's biggest sporting names!

5.27pm: Teammates back big Dave

A teammate has affectionately compared him to a big Labrador but Queensland will hope for a lot more than a few licks when they unleash Dave Taylor in State of Origin game two. - By Laine Clark - AAP 

5.37pm: Sam Thaiday interview

"We do have our backs to the wall at the moment. It’s up in the air with the team that we’re going to go with it. But at the end of the day whatever team steps on that field is going to do a job for Queensland and put it all out there as well."

5.44pm: Myles says Maroons still upbeat

"It feels like there’s enough (players) here for one and a half sides at the moment. It’s a little bit different, but the boys have still been enjoying their time together which is what we’ve been about this camp..."

6.57pm: Seibold pleased with progress

Queensland Under 18 coach Anthony Seibold talks to QRL TV after his team's training run with the Maroons on the Gold Coast today.

Selectors have been forced to make one change to the Under 18 side, with Adrian Henley (Norths Devils) coming in for the injured Jayden Nikorima.

PM: Sydney Fan Day! See some of the photos here on the Maroons official Facebook page.

Looking ahead: The XXXX Maroons will rest up on Monday, with skipper Cameron Smith taking care of the team's only official duties at an 8.30am press conference. 

On Tuesday, the team shifts camp to Parramatta. They will train that evening at ANZ Stadium - the venue for Wednesday night's Origin 2 clash!