Mikaele named in Emerging Maroons
Wests Tigers Development player Thomas Mikaele has been named as part of the 26-man Queensland U/20 Emerging Origin squad to be coached by Justin Hodges.
In total, there are 10 members of the Queensland Under 20 side who narrowly lost to NSW in their annual representative clash earlier this year at Suncorp Stadium.
Hodges will head up the High Performance camp being held at the Queensland Academy of Sport training facilities next month with players assembling from January 18-21.
A Keebra Park graduate in 2016, Mikaele was named in the 2017 Emerging Origin squad before making a superb debut Holden Cup season for Wests Tigers, playing 17 games.
A QLD U/18's representative in 2015 and 2016, the former Australian Schoolboy was rewarded promotion to the club's Development squad in 2018 alongside three other players.
Queensland U/20 Emerging Origin Squad
Tom Flegler – Brisbane Broncos
Pat Carrigan – Brisbane Broncos
Sam Johnstone – South Sydney Rabbitohs
Tom Mikaele – Wests Tigers
Tom Skinner — Penrith Panthers
Eddie Blacker — Brisbane Broncos
Logan Bayliss — NQ Cowboys
Corey Horsburgh — Canberra Raiders
Apiata Noema — Gold Coast Titans
Louis Geraghty — Melbourne Storm
Nathan Barrett — North Queensland Cowboys
J'maine Hopgood — Penrith Panthers
Jake Clifford — North Queensland Cowboys
AJ Brimson — Gold Coast Titans
Lachlan Lam — Sydney Roosters
Gerome Burns — Brisbane Broncos
Murray Taulagi — North Queensland Cowboys
Enari Tuala — North Queensland Cowboys
Gehamat Shibasaki — Brisbane Broncos
Tristan Sailor — St. George-Illawarra Dragons
Kurt Wiltshire — North Queensland Cowboys
Corey Allan — Brisbane Broncos
Harry Grant — Melbourne Storm
Brent Woolf — Brisbane Broncos
Ronaldo Mulitalo — Cronulla Sharks
Michael Carroll — North Queensland Cowboys