Queensland Rugby League

Reece Walsh focused on Knights, not Maroons

After a thumping 50-6 game one defeat to New South Wales, calls were ringing out for the 18-year-old to be brought into the Maroons squad ahead of game two in Brisbane next weekend.

Queensland legends Wally Lewis and Cooper Cronk were among those endorsing those calls and Walsh's ability to perform at Origin level.

Walsh himself wasn't being drawn too much on the prospect when speaking to media on Wednesday, except to say that while he'd relish an Origin call-up, he was yet to hear from Queensland selectors.

Hatcher replaces Betros as QRL Chairman

Mr Betros informed the QRL Board at Friday morning’s AGM of his decision to retire after 17 years of service, including the past four as Chairman.

“I am retiring with the game in great shape on and off the field and I wish incoming Chairman, Bruce Hatcher, ongoing success,” Mr Betros said.