Queensland Maroons coach Wayne Bennett has today confirmed his 27-man squad for next month’s State of Origin series.
Melbourne Storm players Brenko Lee, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, Cameron Munster, Christian Welch and Felise Kaufusi have been selected, along with Penrith Panthers utility Kurt Capewell.
Lee, Fa’asuamaleaui and Capewell are yet to play Origin football, taking the tally of uncapped Maroons in this year’s squad to 17.
It means Bennett is poised to hand a host of players their Origin debuts in Game I of this year’s series at the Adelaide Oval on November 4.
Queensland squad members arrived in camp on the Gold Coast today, with the grand final contingent to join their teammates mid-week.
Queensland Maroons squad members
Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans)
AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)
Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
Phillip Sami (Gold Coast Titans)
Edrick Lee (Newcastle Knights)
Hymel Hunt (Newcastle Knights)
Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)
Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)
Xavier Coates (Brisbane Broncos)
Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos)
Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Josh Kerr (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Harry Grant (Wests Tigers / Melbourne Storm)
Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Sea Eagles)
Jake Friend (Sydney Roosters)
Lindsay Collins (Sydney Roosters)
Jaydn Su’A (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Corey Allan (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Dunamis Lui (Canberra Raiders)
Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
Kurt Capewell (Penrith Panthers)
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (Melbourne Storm)
Brenko Lee (Melbourne Storm)
Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm)
Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)