BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: David Fifita of the Broncos is tackled during the round 16 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canberra Raiders at Suncorp Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Justin Hodges will for the second time coach the Queensland Under 20s side as they prepare to face the New South Wales Under 20s on July 11.

The former Maroons centre, having played 24 games for Queensland between 2002 and 2015, is invested in mentoring the next generation of young Origin stars.

Hodges will assume the lead position on Thursday when the team goes into camp on the Gold Coast later this week.

The Under 20s match will be the curtain raiser for the third State of Origin match next Wednesday, being just the fifth time these two teams have met.

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NSW have won all four encounters between the teams, with Hodges trying to this year reverse that outcome.

The squad contains promising emerging NRL talent along with the best-talented players in the Intrust Super Cup.

Below is the full list of players Hodges has chosen:

Queensland Under 20 squad

Corey Allan – Brisbane Broncos / Souths Logan Magpies
Logan Bayliss – North Queensland Cowboys / Townsville Blackhawks
AJ Brimson – Gold Coast Titans / Tweed Heads Seagulls
Patrick CarriganBrisbane Broncos / Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Jake CliffordNorth Queensland Cowboys / Northern Pride
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui – Melbourne Storm / Easts Tigers
Beau Fermor – Newcastle Knights
David Fifita – Brisbane Broncos / Souths Logan Magpies
Thomas Flegler – Brisbane Broncos / Souths Logan Magpies
Louis GeraghtyMelbourne Storm / Sunshine Coast Falcons
Harry Grant – Melbourne Storm / Sunshine Coast Falcons
Corey HorsburghCanberra Raiders
Sam JohnstoneSouth Sydney Rabbitohs
Lachlan Lam – Sydney Roosters
Reed Mahoney – Parramatta Eels
Tristan SailorSt George Illawarra Dragons
Gehamat ShibasakiBrisbane Broncos / Norths Devils
Murray TaulagiNorth Queensland Cowboys / Northern Pride
Kurt Wiltshire – North Queensland Cowboys / Mackay Cutters

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Coach: Justin Hodges

1 COMMENT

  1. Big Thomas Mikaele must be injured or something, would’ve been a shoe in for this team! But other than that it’s a good side.

    1. Brimson
    2. Allan
    3. Shibasaki
    4. Taulagi
    5. Sailor
    6. Lam
    7. Clifford
    8. Flegler
    9. Grant
    10. Horsburgh
    11. Fa’asuamaleaui
    12. Fifita
    13. Carrigan (C)

    14. Mahoney
    15. Bayliss
    16. Johnstone
    17. Geraghty

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