Four Gold Coast Titans players have been included in the Queensland Maroons side, which officially dropped this morning.
AJ Brimson, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, David Fifita and Moeaki Fotuaika are all in the side, which goes into camp today.
Three injured stars have been listed in the 20 man squad as well; Kalyn Ponga is currently recovering from a groin injury, while Cameron Munster is battling a foot injury and Harry Grant has a hamstring problem.
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All three haven’t seen the field since round 9.
While Gold Coast star fullback AJ Brimson may also be in doubt, after suffering an apparent knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Cronulla.
“There’s a number of question marks at this stage, not just injuries but suspensions also,” Coach Paul Green said.
“Felise has got a charge against him, that’s why we’ve done that.
“We’ve named a squad, so currently, he’s in the 20 so depending on what happens with the other guys, we’ll see,” Green said.
It comes as the Queensland Premier eagerly awaits word on whether or not game one will move to Townsville from the MCG.
NRL bosses are expected to make that call today, just nine days out from the June 9 match.
“Today is t-day, hopefully, it will be Townsville day,” Premier Annastacia Palasczuk said at this morning’s press conference.
“Fingers are absolutely crossed, we’ve put, I think, the best we can towards the NRL for this,” she said.
Maroons Coach Paul Green says that by all accounts, it’s shaping up to be held in Townsville.
“It is good to have the home crowd on your side, it creates atmosphere, but again it doesn’t put points on the board for you.
“I’m looking forward to – if it’s in Townsville – it’ll be enormous, so I’m looking forward to it from that point of view,” Green said.