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That's the way it's gonna be, little darlin'

The Queensland Maroons captaincy is up for the taking and there are plenty of candidates capable of leading the team this year.

There has been much speculation about who will replace Greg Inglis at skipper, but punters will have to wait until the Queensland Maroons Series Launch on May 27 to find out who it will be. 

Yep - that's the way it's gonna be, little darlin'.  

Maroons coach Kevin Walters said "there are some good candidates out there - some really good people that are doing some really great things".

Walters named NRL club captains Michael Morgan, Daly Cherry-Evans and Jake Friend as possible successors; but Friend is facing up to four months on the sidelines after playing on with a ruptured bicep on Anzac Day

"We've got some really good candidates coming through," Walters said. 

"There's so many different ways that you can captain a side.

"We've seen the Wally Lewis, Allan Langer different role models and different methods of captaining to Darren Lockyer, to Cameron Smith, and then Greg has his own way as well of just being purely inspirational. 

 "Very similar to Mal Meninga I suppose from a captaincy point of view and a leadership style... they just act and then others follow, whereas our next group of candidates will have their own secret way and different way of doing things. 

"We'll pick someone that will be a great leader for Queensland."

It will be someone who will help the Maroons fly, way up high. 

Walters will announce the Queensland Maroons side on May 27 in the sun, laughing having fun with the people that he knows; and the captain will be announced at the Queensland Maroons Series Launch that night. 

Tickets to the launch, hosted by Sam Thaiday and Gorden Tallis at Howard Smith Wharves, start at $185; and in case you hadn't guessed, legendary singer Daryl Braithwaite will belt out some classics on the night. Footage by Glenn Falloon

Posted by Daryl Braithwaite on Sunday, 3 January 2016
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