Camp Experience Buoys ‘Macca’

Camp Experience Buoys 'Macca'

Camp Experience Buoys 'Macca'

Camp Experience Buoys 'Macca'

Camp Experience Buoys 'Macca'

Camp Experience Buoys 'Macca'

ANDREW McCullough has been given the best sign yet he is in the eye of Queensland selectors with regard to a State of Origin future.

McCullough and Ben Hunt were called in to the Queensland camp as extra players last week.

After becoming an Emerging Origin squad member, joining the Maroons’ camp as 18th man is the next step.

Previously Roosters' hooker - and McCullough's good mate - Jake Friend has been 18th man.

What the selection shows is that McCullough is firmly in Queensland's sights to be the next hooker when Cameron Smith eventually retires.

Friend and McCullough were born a couple of days apart and have both played over 200 NRL games, so are regarded as the next most likely.

McCullough said it was an enjoyable few days in camp on the Gold Coast.

"Just to get the experience gives you a lot of confidence," he said.

"Jake (Friend) has played for Australia last year so he is another contender.

"I have just really enjoyed my football this year and I think it is a good sign.

"It was a good experience and the boys were very welcoming.

"We got a good three or four days down there at Sanctuary Cove.

"'Hunty' and I had an enjoyable time and got to meet a few of the boys you don't normally associate with."

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