North Queensland Toyota Cowboys junior contracted youngster Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow has been rewarded for a stellar start to the 2019 season with a spot in the Queensland Under 18s side.
The young Maroons will take on NSW at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday in a curtain raiser to Game One of the State of Origin series.
Tabuai-Fidow was in scintillating form for Cowboys feeder club the Townsville Blackhawks during their Mal Meninga Cup (under 18s) campaign.
Playing under the guidance of Blackhawks coach Matthew Bowen, Tabuai-Fidow scored 13 tries in just six games, including four alone in the Blackhawks’ final outing against the Redcliffe Dolphins.
The Cairns-bred fullback also averaged a monstrous 240-running metres and seven tackle breaks a game.
Tabuai-Fidow has since graduated to the Hastings Deering Colts with the Blackhawks and has continued to wreak havoc despite playing up an age division.
In three under 20s appearances, Tabuai-Fidow has scored five tries, assisted on two more and is averaging just shy of 150 running metres a game.
Along with his Queensland under 18s selection, Tabuai-Fidow, who relocated from Cairns to Townsville to complete his schooling, was also named in the Queensland Open Schoolboys side on the weekend.
Queensland Under 18s
Xavier Coates – Tweed Seagulls
Juwan Compain – Tweed Seagulls
Harrison Graham – Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Reece Hoffman – Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Jack Howarth – Easts Tigers
Joshua James – Norths Devils
Alofiana Khan-Pereira – Burleigh Bears
Trent Loiero – Sunshine Coast Falcons
Jack Martin – Ipswich Jets
Fanitesi Niu – Souths Logan Magpies
Brendan Piakura – Tweed Seagulls
Tristan Powell – Burleigh Bears
Jake Simpkin – Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Hamiso Tabuai–Fidow – Townsville Blackhawks
Carsil Vaikai – Tweed Seagulls
Sam Walker – Ipswich Jets
Reece Walsh – Tweed Seagulls
18th man: Toby Sexton – Tweed Seagulls
Coach: Kurt Richards