The 2021 Kick It State of Origin sides were announced this past weekend.
Boasting a number of familiar faces, the Queensland Maroons will run out heavy favourites for the June 23rd match at Carseldine
For the mixed side, Eliza Mooney will take over as captain from the injured Jess Sleep, while Ballerz’ front man Jake Coolwell will make his debut and be handed the vice captaincy role.
Fresh off a second North Brisbane clean sweep in this year’s Rep Cup in April, a further four more members will be added to the Maroons, three of whom will make their debut.
Experienced Sharks’ Amanda Chilcott, David Cumming, Adriano Gaile all make their debuts, while Shaun Rees returns to the Origin arena for the first time since 2013.
Toowoomba once again has a strong representation with Kohen Mathieson and Jasmin Mathieson earning their second cap in the Brisbane event.
Long serving Rep stars Kevin Platz and Reegan McCarthy will make their Maroons debuts.
Form the Brisbane Tigers, speedster Trent Gossner and the talented Emmie Folan-Murphy come into a side dripping with skill.
North Brisbane Shark representative Rachel Toohey have been named as an emergency reserve.
For the mens, Joey’s middle man Matthew Allen leads the Maroons out partnered by teammate and former Maroons captain Jayden Turnbull.
Aaron Fraser returns to the Origin scene for the first time since 2013, while Tigers’ teammate Anthony Martin will earn his third appearance.
Rookie playmaker Louie Garrone competitive trio from the Brisbane Tigers representative squad.
LGM’s trio Jackson Paton, Jesse Ripley and Dean Saxvik will make their debuts fresh off a triumphant Sharks Rep win last month.
Mason Hasselmeyer will join Joeys teammates Allen and Turnbull in making his debut in Maroon.
Larrikins’ own Nathan McCarty earns a late call up after excelling earlier this year at Stafford & Carseldine.
While Kick It’s longest serving player, Jason West will earn his first Origin call up. It’s been a long time between drinks since starting playing back in 2007!
The mens Origin match will feature 6-on-6 for the first time in Kick It history.
The reduction in player numbers will create a fast, free flowing game for all to see.
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