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New Toyota Cowboys NRL squad member Patrick Kaufusi has been selected in a 23-man squad to participate in the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) Junior Emerging Origin camp in Brisbane early next year.

Queensland Academy of Sport rugby league director Wayne Bennett and Maroons under-20s coach Kevin Walters will coordinate the camp, which is set to include field sessions and presentations on State of Origin history/culture.

Still eligible for the NYC under-20s next season, Kaufusi has joined the Cowboys full-time NRL squad for the first time in the 2014 pre-season after signing a two-year contract extension.

The 19-year-old forward played for the Maroons Junior Origin team against New South Wales last season and was second in the Cowboys NYC player of the year voting.

The four-day Emerging Origin camp will be held in Brisbane on 23-26 January.

Eleven NRL clubs are represented in the 23 players and the squad features two players Broncos pair Corey Oates and Jordan Drew who made their NRL debuts this year.

2014 QAS Junior Emerging Origin Squad (Under 20):

Brisbane Broncos: Jai Arrow, Corey Oates, Joseph Ofahengaue, Francis Molo, Ajuma Adams, Ashley Taylor, Jayden Berrell, Jordan Drew

Canberra Raiders: Luke Bateman, Patrick Mago, Brenko Lee

Canterbury Bulldogs: Lloyd Perrett

Cronulla Sharks: Valentine Holmes

Gold Coast Titans: Christian Hazard

Melbourne Storm: Christian Welch, Cameron Munster

Newcastle Knights: Jaelen Feeney

North Queensland Cowboys: Patrick Kaufusi

Parramatta Eels: John Folau

Penrith Panthers: Kierran Moseley, Sam Scarlett

Sydney Roosters: Nene Macdonald, Brendan Elliot
Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.