Chris Grevsmuhl  :Digital Image Grant Trouville © NRLphotos  : NRL Rugby League Round 16 - South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium Friday the 26th June  2015.

Rabbitohs forward Chris Grevsmuhl has been selected in the Maroons Emerging Origin squad for the QAS Emerging Origin camp commencing in Brisbane this month.

Featuring players from 10 National Rugby League clubs, the 20-man squad will utilise the Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre (QSAC) facilities from January 29-31. 

New Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters said: “It’s always good to bring young blood through pathway programs like these.

“Identifying that talent early, getting them in together and getting them around the camp environment is the main objective. Introducing them to the Origin staff in some capacity is another major benefit as well.

“We’re always eager to look at the next generation of players coming through and the best way to do it is through these camps.”

Walters said the Emerging Squad was a “great concept” that had played a pivotal role in Queensland’s Origin success over many years.

“Most of them have played some sort of junior rep football or they know each other, but it’s nice to get them all together,” he said.

“It’s good for the coaches as well, and for myself personally to meet them all and see their different personalities and different traits because at the end of the day we’d like to see them come through and eventually play Origin.”

Fellow Rabbitohs Adam Reynolds and Alex Johnston were also selected in the Emerging Blues squad this week.

 

QAS Emerging Origin Squad:

Jayson Bukuya (Sharks)

Dale Copley (Broncos)

Tim Glasby (Storm)

Jake Granville (Cowboys)

Chris Grevsmuhl (Rabbitohs)

Valentine Holmes (Sharks)

Ben Hunt (Broncos)

Edrick Lee (Raiders)

Ethan Lowe (Cowboys)

Nene MacDonald (Titans)

Moses Mbye (Bulldogs)

Anthony Milford (Broncos)

Cameron Munster (Storm)

Dylan Napa (Roosters)

Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos)

Justin O’Neill (Cowboys)

Corey Oates (Broncos)

Lloyd Perrett (Bulldogs)

Korbin Sims (Knights)

Jarrod Wallace (Broncos)