Camp Maroon live blog: Day Two

7:57

And here they are...your 2018 Queensland Maroons State of Origin team.

 

7:16pm

Live from Brisbane City Hall. In 30 minutes the Queensland State of Origin team will be presented to invited guests.

 

6:08pm

Just minutes away from festivities getting underway at the Maroons' series launch. 

 

5.44pm

Training this afternoon finished with Valentine Holmes and Dane Gagai having a kick-off.

 

5.30pm

Photos of Maroons training at the Clive Berghofer Centre, Red Hill.

 

4:15

'Raging Bull' Gorden Tallis is overseeing Queensland's big men at training this afternoon. Billy Slater, Michael Morgan, Ben Hunt and Josh McGuire are doing rehabilitation work separate to the rest of the team.

 

3.30pm

Opposing fullback James Tedesco of New South Wales has paid tribute to Billy Slater on the day the Maroons custodian announced his representative retirement.

 

3.00pm

The Maroons have wrapped up an open media session where they faced probing questions from journalists on behalf of fans.

 

11:18am

And the reaction to the big news begins.

 

 

11:00am

BOOM! And just like that Billy Slater has added another dash of intrigue to this year's Origin series.

 

Billy Slater has a special message for you - the fans. 🙌

Posted by Queensland Maroons on Monday, 28 May 2018

 

10:31am

The QRL Media team is setting up for what is expected to be a very interesting open media conference at Camp Maroon this morning.

 

9:08am

Remember - there is only one official public appearance before the Melbourne game. This will be in the Queen Street Mall on Wednesday, May 30. Details in this story.

8:36am

Felise Kaufusi opened up to QRL Media about his family background and what it means to represent Bundaberg in the Origin arena.

 

8:15am

Decisions, decisions. Hmmm.
(click across on the arrows on the image)

 

8:07am

Here's a nice gallery of photos from the Maroons' first training run yesterday at Langlands Park, Coorparoo.

 

7:51am

 

7:17am

Greg Inglis has spoken for the first time about becoming the latest Maroons captain.

Arthur Beetson (1980)
Wally Lewis (1981-1991)
Paul Vautin (1988, 1990)
Mal Meninga (1992-94)
Trevor Gillmeister (1995-96)
Allan Langer (1996, 1998)
Adrian Lam (1997, 1999-2000)
Kevin Walters (1999)
Gorden Tallis (2001-03)
Darren Lockyer (2001, 2004-07, 2009–11)
Shane Webcke (2004)
Cameron Smith (2008, 2012–2017)
Greg Inglis (2018)

 

6:11am

First training pics of the Queensland Maroons debutants!

 

Welcome to the QLD Maroons boys 👏 #QLDER

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6:07am

How fitting that the team should be announced on the birthday of two of our Former Origin Greats.

 

Happy birthday to both #FOG47 Gary Belcher and #FOG153 Steven Bell 🎉

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6:02am

Welcome to Day Two of #Camp Maroon

If you haven't already, check out the Queensland and New South Wales teams, announced yesterday.

While you're at it, this Jai Arrow interview barely an hour into camp is sure to get the blood pumping.