Former Maroons halfback Scott Prince has today been announced as the new coach of the Queensland Under 20s team to play New South Wales next year.
Prince, who played five Origin matches for the Maroons and four Tests for Australia, has assisted Justin Hodges with the state 20s over the past two years.
The Queensland side scored a breakthrough 30-12 win over NSW this year before Origin Game III at Suncorp Stadium; with Jake Clifford leading the way for the young maroons to claim the Darren Locker Shield for the first time.
Hodges was this week confirmed as the new assistant coach of the Queensland Maroons State of Origin team for the 2019 Holden State of Origin Series.
A former NRL premiership-winning player with the Wests Tigers, Prince also gained valuable coaching experience this year as an assistant with the Brisbane Broncos who claimed the inaugural Women’s NRL premiership.
Prince will use next month’s Under 20s Emerging Origin squad camp to help shape his team for the annual clash.
The QRL named both the Under 20 and the Under 18 Emerging squads earlier today. View the line-ups here >> Under 20 / Under 18 Emerging squads