Earlier this week Queensland Maroons Coach Kevin Walters unveiled his side for Game 1.
Walters also revealed Tim Glasby and Anthony Milford, as well as Kurt Capewell would be joining the Queensland Maroons as part of the extended squad.
“We’ve named Tim Glasby at 18, Anthony Milford at 19, and Kurt Capewell will be coming in from the Sharks later in the week as our development player and then there’s player No.21 to be confirmed,” Walters said.
Walters was then asked "is the player Cameron Smith?", to which he replied “I’ll get back to you later in the week”.
Walters also revealed on Nine’s 100% Footy program on Monday night that Smith would in fact join the Maroons camp over the coming week.
“Smith will be coming in over the week” Walters said.
“No doubt he’ll be coming in and giving us a hand."
North Queensland Cowboys, Penrith Panthers, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Parramatta Eels, Canterbury Bulldogs, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Canberra Raiders and Gold Coast Titans are all playing this weekend, which one would assume would subsequently rule out any potential inclusions from Reed Mahoney, Ethan Lowe, Jarrod Wallace, Jake Granville, Rhyse Martin, Coen Hess, AJ Brimson, Kyle Feldt, Ash Taylor and Corey Horsburgh.
Match: Maroons v Blues
Game 1 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
- Nine Network
It must be noted the Titans and Cowboys are playing on the Gold Coast on Sunday, which could see the likes of Granville, Wallace, Hess, Brimson, Feldt, and Taylor feature in Maroons camp in some capacity, but unlikely as 21st man.
Below is a list of players who have the bye this weekend, who could potentially join the Maroons squad as player No.21.
1. Brodie Croft - Melbourne Storm
2. Korbin Sims - St George Illawarra Dragons
3. Jayson Bukuya - Cronulla Sharks
4. Corey Thompson - Wests Tigers
5. Edrick Lee - Newcastle Knights
6. Hymel Hunt - Newcastle Knights
7. Lindsay Collins - Sydney Roosters
8. Thomas Flegler - Brisbane Broncos
9. James Segeyaro - Brisbane Broncos
10. Marion Seve - Melbourne Storm
11. Cameron Smith - Melbourne Storm
Who will be QLD Maroons player No.21?
Will Cameron Smith make a miraculous return to the State of Origin arena?
Only time will tell.