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Maroons named for Origin 1

Update 30 May: 

North Queensland Cowboys forward Gavin Cooper has been added to the XXXX Queensland Maroons squad.

Cooper is scheduled to arrive in Sydney tomorrow morning and will join the Maroons squad for the Captain’s Run at ANZ Stadium.

Maroons coach Kevin Walters said it was a terrific reward for the premiership-winning back-rower.

“Gavin has been a consistent performer for the Cowboys for a number of years now and this opportunity shows just how close he is to wearing a Queensland jersey,” Walters said.

Cooper, a member of the Queensland Academy of Sport Emerging Origin squad in 2015, joins Cowboys teammates Johnathan Thurston, Michael Morgan, Matt Scott and Justin O’Neill in the Maroons squad.


XXXX Queensland Maroons coach Kevin Walters has today named two debutants in his 17-man team for Game I of the Holden State of Origin series.

Corey Oates will become the 183rd player to represent Queensland at Origin level and Justin O’Neill the 184th  when the Maroons take the field at ANZ Stadium on June 1.

QRL Chairman Peter Betros officially announced the team tonight in front of more than 250 guests at the 2016 XXXX Queensland Maroons Series Launch in Brisbane.

QRL TV’s Peter Psaltis spoke to the Queensland coach on Day 1 of Maroons camp about the debutants – Justin O’Neill & Corey Oates, club form and the job ahead for his team.

 

 

 

NAME

NRL CLUB

ORIGIN NUMBER

1. Darius Boyd 

Brisbane Broncos

166

2. Corey Oates

Brisbane Broncos

183

3. Greg Inglis

South Sydney Rabbitohs

152

4. Justin O’Neill

North Queensland Cowboys

184

5. Dane Gagai

Newcastle Knights

182

6. Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys

148

7. Cooper Cronk

Melbourne Storm

168

8. Matt Scott

North Queensland Cowboys

155

9. Cameron Smith (c)

Melbourne Storm

140

10. Nate Myles

Manly Sea Eagles

158

11. Matt Gillett

Brisbane Broncos

173

12. Sam Thaiday

Brisbane Broncos

157

13. Corey Parker

Brisbane Broncos

146

14. Michael Morgan

North Queensland Cowboys

181

15. Josh McGuire

Brisbane Broncos

180

16. Aidan Guerra

Sydney Roosters

178

17. Josh Papalii

Canberra Raiders

177

18. Gavin Cooper

North Queensland Cowboys