Cameron Munster blissful to guide Queensland into Origin battle

Cameron Munster has performed simply 4 video games for Queensland, however says he’ll settle for the captaincy if provided forward of the State of Origin opener subsequent month. A brand new Maroons captain shall be named this 12 months following the retirement of Greg Inglis, and Cameron Smith’s insistence his consultant days are over. Munster’s identify has been thrown within the ring by some previous gamers whereas different pundits say membership captains Daley Cherry-Evans and Michael Morgan could be safer choices.  Melbourne five-eighth Munster stated he had long-term ambitions to guide his state however added he wouldn’t flip down the position this 12 months. “It’s a tricky one. If I bought requested to do it I'd be more than pleased to place my hand up however I really feel like I simply wish to fear about taking part in some respectable footy and constant footy,” Munster stated on Fox Sports activities. “I don’t know if the captaincy would take my thoughts of taking part in my form of footy however it might be a pleasant aspiration for myself in the long run once I get a bit older. “In the mean time I’m not even within the management group with the Storm so I really feel like I’m just a bit bit behind at this stage, however I wouldn’t say no to the job if I used to be given it and I’d do my greatest.” Newcastle younger gun Kalyn Ponga has thrived since switching again from five-eighth to fullback in spherical three and desires one other Queensland cap after debuting as as utility final 12 months.  “I’ve set to work onerous to place myself within the competition, nothing is assured.” Ponga stated. “If I get in that area, no matter position I've, I’ve simply bought to be assured, I took that out of final 12 months and can take it into this 12 months, I simply wish to personal my position.”