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Qld stars get in touch with their origins

Wayne Heming 22/05/2011 06:48:03 PM Comments (0)

Queensland's State of Origin stars got back in touch with their rugby league career origins on Sunday.

Coach Mal Meninga's squad trained in jumpers honouring their junior clubs.

Skipper Darren Lockyer ran his team at their opposed session against Brisbane's under-20s side on the Gold Coast wearing a Roma Cities jumper not unlike the one he wore as a kid.

The players were presented with the jumpers on Saturday night by former Canberra and Queensland forward Steve Jackson and Queensland tennis icon Pat Rafter.

Petero Civoniceva was reunited with a Redcliffe Dolphins jersey while Johnathan Thurston trained in South Sunnybank colours.

"It's a great idea," said Lockyer who hasn't worn the Roma Cities jumper since the early 1990s.

"We were presented with the jumpers by a couple of great Queenslanders and the players like the idea of wearing the junior colours and going back to their roots."

The players will have Monday off to spend with their families before heading to Brisbane on Tuesday for a captain's run with Lockyer at Suncorp Stadium.

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