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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

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