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Camp Maroon live blog: Day Two


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



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



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



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



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



'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.



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

Tedesco pays tribute to Slater



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



And the reaction to the big news begins.



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



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



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.


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

Search for better life led Kaufusi to Queensland



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





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)



First training pics of the Queensland Maroons debutants!


Welcome to the QLD Maroons boys 👏 #QLDER

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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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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.

Arrow's emotional Origin phone call

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