Maroons coach Kevin Walters has won the battle against the Kiwis, with rising back-rower Jaydn Su’A committing to the Maroons.
With the NSW squad on the rise, Su’A will be one of many new players to be named in the Queensland Emerging Origin squad with the team to be announced as early as Friday.
Last year, Walters beat New Zealand to sign young star Kalyn Ponga as both players were eligible for Kiwi selection.
Born in Christchurch, Su’A wants to do the same as his good mate Ponga who broke into the Origin squad last year.
He has played 15 games for the Broncos in 2018 and will be joining many Maroon future players in the three day Emerging Origin camp which will be held on January 17-19.
Melbourne halfback Brodie Croft and Titans backline pair AJ Brimson and Phillip Sami will be joining Su’A in the Emerging Maroons camp.
Brimson has idolised Broncos and Maroons legend Darren Lockyer and scored seven tries from 15 games in his first year. He can play at five-eight or fullback.
It is believed that Cowboys Jake Clifford and Broncos Joe Ofahengaue will be selected in the camp.
Also Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt is expected to make the trip as Walters needs to fins a replacement for Valentine Holmes as he decided to quit in order to chase his NFL dream.