The Queensland Maroons will be lead by Kevin Walters for at least another season, with the club locking down the head coach until the end of 2021.
Walters, who took the job back in 2016, has had his contract extended by 12 months to give the side stability for the 2020 campaign.
But the coach says the team is shaping up nicely for this year’s series, which will be held in November due to the Covid 19 crisis.
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“I’m very grateful for the 12-month extension that the QRL Board have provided me.
“I believe that the Maroons are in a position of strength and I am excited about the future of our Origin team.
“While I am pleased to get the contract talks finalised for next year, my focus is on the 2020 series in November.
“There is a strong connection within the Queensland squad and we will be ready for Game I,” Walters said.
QRL Managing Director Robert Moore said the extension would provide further stability ahead of the Maroons’ 2020 campaign.
“Kevvie is an immensely popular and respected figure amongst the playing group and support staff, and he understands Origin and what makes the players tick
“Loyalty and respect have been cornerstones of the Maroons’ success, and the opportunity to extend Kevvie’s time with our Origin and representative program is certainly in line with these values,” Moore said.