Maroons draft in new south Welch man

Melbourne Storm man mountain Christian Welch has jetted into Sydney tonight to join Camp Maroon as part of Queensland's Emerging program.

The 195cm prop was a member of the QAS Emerging Origin squad that gathered in January, as was Cowboy finisher Kyle Feldt, who joined camp on Tuesday (June 19).

Welch, a former Easts Tiger, will gain valuable exposure to a Maroons' Origin preparation, including taking part in the captain's run at ANZ Stadium on Saturday (June 23).

That will be the team's final session before Game II on Sunday night.

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