Rugby League SOO - General Comment - 2020

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Kevin Walters has stepped up preparation for the future success of the Maroons after leading a Queensland under 18s camp on the Sunshine Coast this week.

In a fortnight the Maroons will hold a senior camp in Brisbane for a squad of 33 players and will also conduct a Queensland under 20s camp.

State of Origin will celebrate its 40-year anniversary this year and when the 50-year celebrations roll around in a decade Maroons coach Walters will be hoping that a healthy core of the current under 18s are mainstays of a winning Queensland side.

 

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Rising talent Kalyn Ponga is captured soaking up Queensland’s rich State of Origin history as the next generation draws inspiration from Former Origin Greats who feature in the launch of the new Maroons jersey.

 
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Rising talent Kalyn Ponga is captured soaking up Queensland’s rich State of Origin history as the next generation draws inspiration from Former Origin Greats who feature in the launch of the new Maroons jersey.

He and Mitchell may fight our for the Number 1 ?
 

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The future of Maroons coach Kevin Walters is set to be resolved in the next six weeks after he enacted a clause in his contract to ask for an extension. QRL powerbrokers are determined to enter this year’s Holden State of Origin series with stability around the Queensland coaching position.

They may get desperate and sack him.
 

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The future of Maroons coach Kevin Walters is set to be resolved in the next six weeks after he enacted a clause in his contract to ask for an extension. QRL powerbrokers are determined to enter this year’s Holden State of Origin series with stability around the Queensland coaching position.

They may get desperate and sack him.
Not sure who would take over???
 
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Maroons coach Kevin Walters has declared his "unbelievable belief" in Roosters hooker Jake Friend who is now on the cusp of fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Maroons hopeful Tom Flegler has set his sights on rattling the cage of Broncos teammate Payne Haas in the State of Origin arena after relishing his first full pre-season in the NRL.
 
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NSW coach Brad Fittler and his Queensland rival Kevin Walters were on hand in Adelaide on Tuesday as the 2020 Holden State of Origin series was launched.

Game one of the series will be played at the picturesque Adelaide Oval on June 3, marking the first time Origin has gone to South Australia.

 

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The less of our players in origin the better for mine.
 
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Kids under the age of 15 will be able to attend the first Holden Women’s State of Origin to be played in Queensland for free, with tickets officially released to the public today.

The third instalment of the highly anticipated fixture will be played at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday, 19 June, with General Admission prices for adults starting from as little as $10.

NRL General Manager of Elite Women’s Programs Tiffany Slater joined, NSW Blues Captain Kezie Apps, Queensland Maroons representative Meg Ward, Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson and girls from Buderim Mountain State School to announce the official release of tickets to the public.

 

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Corey Horsburgh started the 2019 season with a small goal of playing in eight NRL games, but by the end of the year, he had played 22 – including the grand final.

Not bad for an down-to-earth kid from Caboolture.

The Canberra Raiders young gun also represented his country to boot as part of the Junior Kangaroos side that proved dominant against France.

 

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Rising Parramatta Eels hooker Reed Mahoney has endured a typically tough pre-season, and that was even before he set a foot back onto the training paddock.

In the time between his end-of-season representative commitments with the Prime Minister’s XIII side and the Junior Kangaroos, and his club’s pre-season training starting, Mahoney was deep in recovery mode after undergoing surgery in November - a process that saw him lose six kilos.