Munster ready for Emerging Maroons

Cameron Munster continues to reap the rewards of a breakout season in 2015, this time in the form of an Emerging Maroon’s call-up.

Munster will head to Queensland’s Emerging Origin Squad camp this weekend along with Storm teammate Tim Glasby.

This most recent recognition is a flown on effect from the 21 year-old’s stunning 2015 season in which he provide outstanding cover at fullback for the injured Billy Slater.

After making just one appearance for Storm in 2014, Munster player 19 games last year.

He scored seven tries and had five assists on his was to being named the Club’s Rookie of the Year and finishing equal second with skipper Cameron Smith for the Player of the Year award.

Having represented Queensland at Under-20’s level in 2014, this weekend’s camp marks another step in Munster’s exciting development.

“There are a lot of good players in the camp at the moment and I’m very lucky to be chosen this weekend,” Munster said.

“When you think of all the kids who want to be playing for the Queensland Maroons, it is my big goal to be there but I am pretty happy just to get picked.”

The Emerging Origin camp comes as Storm ramps up preparations ahead of next week’s Auckland Nines competition.

Having just returned from a two-week training camp at Geelong Grammar, the playing group is desperate for their first taste of competitive football in 2016.

“It (pre-season) has been pretty tough actually, a bit different to what we’ve done in previous years but it has been good,” Munster said.

“I am really looking forward to the year and hopefully we have a good year.”