Dragons prop Josh Kerr will gain a taste of State of Origin camp after being chosen in Wayne Bennett's Queensland train-on squad.
Kerr, who has previously represented the Indigenous All Stars, was picked in a 15-man group of players from clubs out of the finals race.
The 24-year-old has played 27 NRL games since making his debut last year.
Dragons halfback and hooker Ben Hunt is also included in the squad.
"We've got an exciting mix of both emerging and seasoned talent in the squad so far and we're really pleased to be able to announce this group today after what has been a challenging period for the game," Bennett said.
"The players named in this squad today will have a small window to freshen up before commencing work with our high performance team to ensure they are in peak condition for the series."
Queensland train-on squad: Jai Arrow, AJ Brimson, Moeaki Fotuaika, Phillip Sami (Gold Coast); Edrick Lee, Hymel Hunt, Kalyn Ponga (Newcastle); Valentine Holmes, Coen Hess (North Queensland); Xavier Coates, Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane); Ben Hunt, Josh Kerr (St George Illawarra); Harry Grant (Wests/ Melbourne); Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly).
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