Smith added to junior Maroons squad

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys junior contracted player Garrett Smith has been called into the Queensland Under 20s squad ahead of next Wednesday’s State of Origin curtain-raiser at ANZ Stadium.

It has been a big week for the 19-year-old, after the Mackay junior made his Queensland Cup debut for the Cutters on Sunday afternoon.

The middle forward has been averaging 147.7 running metres and 4.5 tackle breaks a game playing for the Cutters under 20s team this season.

Smith will join six fellow Cowboys contracted players in Sydney, as the young Maroons look to go back-to-back for the first time.

Fans will be able to stream the match live on QRL.com from 5.15pm on Wednesday night.