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The Queensland Rugby League has announced its 2017 QAS Emerging Origin squad.

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.

"This year we saw Corey Oates and Justin O'Neill grab their opportunity at Origin level and I'm sure there will be other players from this program who will make a strong case for selection in 2017."

QAS Emerging Origin Squad:
Jayson Bukuya (Cronulla Sharks) 
Dale Copley (Sydney Roosters) 
Kyle Feldt (NQ Cowboys) 
Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm) 
Jake Granville (NQ Cowboys) 
Coen Hess (NQ Cowboys) 
Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks) 
Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos) 
Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm) 
Edrick Lee (Canberra Raiders) 
Ethan Lowe (NQ Cowboys) 
Nene Macdonald (St George Illawarra Dragons) 
Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos) 
Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm) 
Moses Mybe (Canterbury Bulldogs) 
Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters) 
Lloyd Perrett (Canterbury Bulldogs) 
Ashley Taylor (Gold Coast Titans) 
Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm) 
Jarrod Wallace (Gold Coast Titans)

This article first appeared on NRL.COM

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