Ali Brigginshaw of QLD is tackled by Kirra Dibb of NSW during the Women's State of Origin last year. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images.
Ali Brigginshaw of QLD is tackled by Kirra Dibb of NSW during the Women's State of Origin last year. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images.

Maroons arrive on Coast for Origin camp

The Queensland Maroons will descend on the Sunshine Coast this week to embrace a two-week camp ahead of their Origin blockbuster.

As the Melbourne Storm wrap up a premiership campaign in the region, the Maroons will arrive on either Thursday or Friday to start theirs, with the women's State of Origin to be held at Sunshine Coast Stadium on November 13.

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Queensland Rugby League announced its 20-woman squad for the clash with New South Wales on Monday.

Queensland players Karina Brown and Annette Brander at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Picture: Warren Lynam
Queensland players Karina Brown and Annette Brander at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Picture: Warren Lynam

This year's squad features 12 members of the grand final-winning Brisbane Broncos NRLW squad, including former Sunshine Coast Siren and Beerwah Bulldog Annette Brander.

This year's Dally M female player of the year winner and three-time NRLW premiership captain Ali Brigginshaw headlines a squad of players featuring fresh faces and experienced campaigners.

"We have picked a squad we think can do the job for Queensland this year," Queensland Maroons coach Jason Hetherington said.

"We are proud to see how well they have adapted during this season with all the ups and downs and to see the skills they showed when playing in the BHP Premiership, Holcim Cup and NRLW season.

"We are excited to see what they can do in the big game in front of a home crowd later this month."

With the original June clash postponed due to COVID-19, Sunshine Coast Stadium will host the women's State of Origin on November 13.