Squads for the NRL representative round have been announced, with 15 Storm players named to represent their state or country in either State of Origin II or international tests this weekend.
Vice captain Dale Finucane will make his long-awaited debut for New South Wales in State of Origin II after an impressive performance in our round 14 win over the Knights - 30 tackles and 122 run metres - and following glowing endorsement from Craig Bellamy in the last month.
Bellamy said in May he would be disappointed if Dale were overlooked for this year's Origin series.
"He plays long minutes, is up over 100 metres every game, he can pass the footy, tackle and he's one of the best club-men I've ever coached."
The Bega native has been named on the Blues interchange bench.
Storm prop Christian Welch could also make his Origin debut for the Maroons after being named in the Queensland squad.
Welchy, who has been part of the Emerging Maroons camp since 2017, will be vying for a spot on the bench after suffering a knee injury which ruled him out of Origin I.
Five Storm players - both Bromwich brothers, Jahrome Hughes, Brandon Smith and Nelson Asofa-Solomona - will represent New Zealand in the Ox and Palm Pacific Test Invitational, with the Kiwis facing Tonga on Saturday.
Suli Vunivalu and Tui Kamikamica will play for Fiji, while Justin Olam and Marion Seve will line up for Papua New Guinea and Samoa respectively.
Queensland Maroons squad:
- Cameron Munster
- Felise Kaufusi
- Will Chambers
- Christian Welch
New South Wales Blues squad:
- Josh Addo-Carr
- Dale Finucane
New Zealand Kiwis national squad:
- Jesse Bromwich
- Kenny Bromwich
- Jahrome Hughes
- Brandon Smith
- Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Fiji national squad:
- Suli Vunivalu
- Tui Kamikamica
Papua New Guinea national squad:
- Justin Olam
Samoa national squad:
- Marion Seve