The Queensland Rugby League has released the Under 18 and Under 20 Emerging Origin squads.
Twenty-four of the state’s most talented young players have been selected in the Under 20 squad.
Many were involved in the QRL Major Competitions this year with seven of the players named debuting in the Intrust Super Cup (highlighted below).
Representatives such Tanah Boyd (Souths Logan Magpies in 2018) and Ethan Bullemor (Norths Devils in 2018) played Under 18 Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup, Under 20 Hastings Deering Colts and Cup this past season; as well as gaining Queensland Representative honours in the Under 18 team.
A further 27 players have been selected in the Under 18 Emerging Origin squad to be coached by Kurt Richards.
A number of the talented players selected in this squad represented Queensland in the Under 16 age group this year with Gold Coast product Reece Walsh also playing in the Murri Under 16 team’s win over NSW in Mudgee.
Both camps run from December 12-15 in Brisbane and are supported by the Queensland Academy of Sport.
The players will be exposed to key elements of Queensland’s elite performance program with a focus on preparation, consistency and resilience.
Full squads listed below:
Queensland Emerging Origin Under 20s Squad
|Ben Condon||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Brandon Russell||Newcastle Knights|
|Braydon Trindall||Cronulla Sharks|
|Cory Paix||Brisbane Broncos|
|Daejarn Asi||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Eddie Blacker||St George Illawara Dragons|
|Elijah Anderson||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Ethan Bullemor||Brisbane Broncos|
|Frank Kuresa||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|Garrett Smith||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Jangala Bennet||Cronulla Sharks|
|J'maine Hopgood||Penrith Panthers|
|Kea Pere||Gold Coast Titans|
|Kobe Hetherington||Brisbane Broncos|
|Logan Bayliss||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Murray Taulagi||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Reihana Marsh||Sydney Roosters|
|Ronaldo Mulitalo||Cronulla Sharks|
|Samuel Murphy||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Tanah Boyd||Brisbane Broncos|
|Thomas Flegler||Brisbane Broncos|
|Thomas Gilbert||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Tino Fa'asuamaleaui||Melbourne Storm|
|Walter Lauenstein||North Queensland Cowboys|
Queensland Emerging Origin Under 18s Squad
| Name||NRL Affilitation**|
|Aaron Moore||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Adrian Trevilyan||Townsville Blackhawks|
|Alofiana Khan-Pereira||Gold Coast Titans|
|Bailey Biondi-Odo||Parramatta Eels|
|Brad Zampech||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|Brendan Piakura||Brisbane Broncos|
|Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Heilum Luki||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Jack Howarth||Melbourne Storm|
|Jack Martin||Brisbane Broncos|
|Jake Simpkin||Brisbane Broncos|
|Josh James||Brisbane Broncos|
|Juwan Compain*||Gold Coast Titans|
|Lance Bagon||Brisbane Broncos|
|Myphala Ah Chong||Brisbane Broncos|
|Reece Walsh||Brisbane Broncos|
|Ryan Garner||Canerbury Bulldogs|
|Sam Walker||Brisbane Broncos|
|Stepharn Holo||Sydney Roosters|
|Tesi Niu*||Brisbane Broncos|
|Toby Sexton||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|Tom Dearden||Brisbane Broncos|
|Trent Loiero||Melbourne Storm|
|Tristan Powell||Gold Coast Titans|
|Vaughn Kim||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Will Evans||Gold Coast Titans|
|Xavier Coates||Brisbane Broncos|
*Unavailable due to Australian Schoolboys
**Information correct at time of publication – November 16, 2018