Ben Campbell Building Group Seagulls centre Treymain Spry will play in the curtain-raiser to the deciding State of Origin clash in Sydney next Wednesday after being chosen in the Queensland under-20s team.
The 20-year-old Titans-contracted player, who has appeared in all but one Seagulls’ Intrust Super Cup match this season, will do the Maroons jersey for a second time after scoring a try when on the Queensland winger in a 35-28 loss to the Blues in 2017.
In that Queensland side was fellow Titans recruit, halfback Tanah Boyd, who made his debut for Burleigh Bears last weekend.
Spry, who grew up in Ipswich and still travels from there daily to the Titans’ Parkwood and to Tweed for Seagulls training for each ‘captain’s run’ session, has been impressive in attack for Ben Woolf’s team this season.
He has scored eight tries in his 14 appearances and made 36 tackle breaks but will admit he has to continue working on his defence.
The young Maroons, who will be aiming to retain the Darren Lockyer Shield following last year’s impressive 30-10 victory, will enter camp in Brisbane on Thursday.
They will have two opposed sessions against the Queensland Origin team, with co-coaches Scott Prince and Paul Dyer to oversee the preparations ahead of the July 10 clash at ANZ Stadium.
Queensland Under 20s:
Elijah Anderson (Cowboys), Nathan Barrett (Cowboys), Logan Bayliss-Brow (Cowboys), Eddie Blacker (Dragons), Tanah Boyd (Titans), Ethan Bullemor (Broncos), Ben Condon (Cowboys), Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (Storm), Thomas Gilbert (Cowboys), Kobe Hetherington (Broncos), J’maine Hopgood (Panthers), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks), Fanitesi Niu (Broncos), Cory Paix (Broncos), Brandon Russell (Knights), Treymain Spry (Titans), Murray Taulagi (Cowboys) and Braydon Trindall (Sharks).