Munster to make Origin debut
Cameron Munster has been selected to make his debut for Queensland in Game III on July 12.
Munster joins five Storm teammates, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Tim Glasby, Will Chambers and skipper Cameron Smith in the Maroons team.
The 22-year-old has previously represented Queensland at Under-20s level.
He will become Storm’s second Origin debutant this year after fellow Rockhampton-native Tim Glasby was selected for Game II.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2015, Munster has grown into one of the game’s brightest young stars
He played his first two NRL seasons at fullback for Melbourne but this year has made a seamless transition to five-eighth, providing eight try assists and 13 line break assists to help Storm sit two games clear atop the competition ladder.
Munster was at his brilliant best in Storm’s 30-point win over the Broncos on Friday night, leading his Club and now State captain to openly endorse his selection.
“He is most certainly up to playing Origin,” Cameron Smith said.
“I am most impressed that no matter where he plays he just knows what his role is and he gets the job done,
“He understands every position and its role in the side, where he needs to be with the football, where he needs to be defensively, he is just a guy who understands the game.”
Munster will today join his Queensland teammates in Origin camp.