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Walters defends Origin move on Milford

Queensland under 20s coach Kevin Walters has justified their selection of Anthony Milford for this weekend's annual State of Origin junior clash with NSW that has left Samoan officials fuming
Walters defends Origin move on Milford
by AAP

Queensland under 20s coach Kevin Walters has justified their selection of Anthony Milford for this weekend's annual State of Origin junior clash with NSW that has left Samoan officials fuming.

Instead of running out for Samoa in their Four Nations qualifier against Fiji in Penrith on Saturday night, Canberra playmaker Milford will play in the curtainraiser for the junior Maroons.

Under new eligibility rules, the 19-year-old Milford could have played for Samoa in their crunch Test then pledged his allegiance to Queensland and Australia for this year's respective Origin and Four Nations series.

However, Milford reportedly pulled out of the Pacific Test and aligned himself to the Queensland under 20s after being told by Maroons coach Mal Meninga he was a chance of making this year's State of Origin senior squad.

Queensland under 20s squad: Valentine Holmes (Cronulla), Nene MacDonald (Sydney Roosters), Brenko Lee (Canberra), Brendan Elliot (Sydney Roosters), John Folau (Parramatta), Anthony Milford (Canberra), Jaelen Feeney (Newcastle), Lloyd Perrett (Canterbury), Kierran Moseley (Penrith), Christian Welch (Melbourne), Corey Oates (Brisbane), Patrick Mago (Canberra), Luke Bateman (Canberra). Interchange: Cameron Munster (Melbourne), Francis Molo (Brisbane), Brett Greinke (Brisbane), Joe Ofahengaue (Brisbane), Jayden Nikorima (Brisbane).


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