Is there a sneaky chance that Cameron Smith plays for QLD this year?
You've probably heard of Smith, he's the 37-year old skipper of the Melbourne Storm who's won 4 premierships, 2 of which were stripped with the whole salary cap breaching fiasco.
Smith has also won 2 Dally M medals and he's also twice been awarded the Golden Boot, recognised as the world's best.
He's played 427 NRL games, 56 test appearances for Australia and 42 times he pulled on the QLD jersey.
You know him?
It's scary to think he's still playing near enough to the peak of his powers.
The Storm trio of Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk were irresistible back in their day, but when Slater and Cronk left, you got the feeling Smith might see out his days and blood through some new talent down in Melbourne with not too much success.
Bellyache, with no doubt some help from his skipper Smith have continued on, blooding the next breed of Storm stars. Cameron Munster and Ryan Papenhuyzen have joined Smith, among others, and the Storm have barely missed a beat.
In 2018, Smith announced his retirement from rep footy, but earlier this week, outgoing Maroons coach Kevvie Walters gave all QLD supporters some hope when he suggested that the rumours about Cam Smith returning for QLD were in fact, more than just rumours.
On the surface right now, it looks like QLD are pushing shit uphill to beat Freddy's men in 2020. All QLD teams, prior to the Titans late season surge, were fairly disappointing and the injury toll is mounting.
Michael Morgan, Moses Mbye and Kyle Feldt have all said they will be unavailable for selection, whilst David Fifita is also expected to miss.
The Hooker stocks are solid, Jake Friend you'd think would be the man named should Smith be unavailable, whilst Harry Grant has had an outstanding debut season.
If Smith were to play, it would change everything. The experience, the cool head, the game management.
There's talk too about Greg Inglis potentially being available prior to heading to the UK next year. When you look at that list of injuries, the Maroons do look thin in outside backs, there's definitely a centre position open.
Smith and Inglis back for Origin 1. Do dreams come true?
If you just watched those highlights of Greg Inglis in Origin, you've probably got some movement in the pants region.
We need those blokes back, there's no doubt about it.
With the news that Kevvie Walters will be taking over as the new head coach at the Broncos, this will mean this is his last Origin series, he'll no doubt be leaving no stone unturned to get a series win.
Bring them back Kevvie, and while you're at it, we'll take JT, Petro and Cronk as well!