Queensland Rugby League

PNG player named in Queensland women’s team

Amelia Kuk will be part of the team when they take on New South Wales on June 22.

The match will be held at North Sydney Oval and will mark the first occasion that the game will be played under the State of Origin brand (previously named the Interstate Challenge).

Queensland will be coached by former Origin hooker Jason Hetherington with former Jillaroos Nat Dwyer and Karyn Murphy his assistant coaches.

Hatcher replaces Betros as QRL Chairman

Mr Betros informed the QRL Board at Friday morning’s AGM of his decision to retire after 17 years of service, including the past four as Chairman.

“I am retiring with the game in great shape on and off the field and I wish incoming Chairman, Bruce Hatcher, ongoing success,” Mr Betros said.

Emerging Queensland Squad named

The 20-man squad, which will assemble in late January, includes four newcomers to the senior Emerging camp – Coen Hess, Felise Kaufusi, Ashley Taylor and Christian Welch.

“"The pathway programs we have available through the QAS are second to none and this is another fantastic opportunity to look at the next generation of players coming through," Maroons head coach Kevin Walters said today.