Queensland State of Origin team training at the Coolum Hyatt.
Queensland State of Origin team training at the Coolum Hyatt. Barry Leddicoat

Maroons hold fire on call on Coolum Origin training

QUEENSLAND Rugby League has delayed its decision on whether the Maroons will base themselves on the Sunshine Coast in the lead-up to this year's State of Origin series.

It had been hotly tipped that Mal Meninga's side would retain Palmer Coolum Resort as its training base.

The QRL was due to make a decision at Wednesday's board meeting but delayed the announcement.

It is not known when a decision will be made.

The Maroons have gone into camp at Palmer Coolum Resort since 2010.

It was rumoured last year that Queensland would dump the Coast as a venue, but in recent weeks sources on both sides of negotiations have said the arrangement would likely stay in place.

About 90 staff were laid off last week at Palmer Coolum Resort, which is owned by Fairfax MP Clive Palmer.

It is not known whether the reports which surrounded the staff cuts has impacted the QRL's decision.

The QRL is expected to make a decision soon.

Logistical plans have to be put in place early for the team.


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