Queensland announce first 15 players ahead of this year’s State of Origin

Queensland have confirmed the first group of players selected in the Maroons squad for next month’s State of Origin series.

Maroons selectors have picked 15 players from seven clubs who have finished their NRL commitments for this season.

Gold Coast Titans have the biggest representation with four players – Jai Arrow, AJ Brimson, Moeaki Fotuaika and Phillip Sami.

Newcastle Knights full-back Kalyn Ponga has also been selected but he will consult a surgeon tomorrow before a final decision is made on his availability.

Queensland selectors will confirm the squad of 27 players after the NRL Grand Final on October 25.

Queensland Maroons squad members:

Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans)

AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)

Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)

Phillip Sami (Gold Coast Titans)

Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)

Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)

Xavier Coates (Brisbane Broncos)

Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos)

Edrick Lee (Newcastle Knights)

Hymel Hunt (Newcastle Knights)

Kalyn Ponga (Newcastle Knights)

Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Josh Kerr (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Harry Grant (Wests Tigers / Melbourne Storm)

Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Sea Eagles)

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