The next generation of stars of the state of origin should not encounter any problems in processing intensity and pressure, as many have fought and won their toughest battles ever.
From tough upbringing to brushes with the law and great fear of health, these young men have shown courage beyond their age.
The three Queenslanders and five New South Welshman debut at Suncorp Stadium in just over a week after being selected for Game 1, one of the 2019 series.
Daily Mail Australia has viewed their stories so far, from lost talents to hurried teenagers to the & # 39; next big thing & # 39 ;.
The cousin of the former Wallaby star Willie Ofanhenague, Joe (pictured with his girlfriend) was destined for rugby greatness
Brisbane Broncos Staff Joe Ofahengaue, 23
The cousin of the former Wallaby star Willie Ofanhenague, Joe Ofahengaue, was destined to be grand.
He turned down scholarships to private schools to stay close to his close family and five brothers and sisters in Brisbane.
The Tongan citizen is inspired by his 24-year-old partner Sofi Leota, who had turned her life upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
Leota revealed that she was in remission in January after fighting the condition for eight and a half months and receiving a breast amputation.
In a number of emotional Instagram posts during the trial, Ofahengaue described his partner as a & # 39; inspiration & # 39; and a & # 39; great woman & # 39 ;.
Mrs. Leota could not hide her excitement when Ofahengaue was unveiled as the newest member of the Maroon squad.
& # 39; You surprise me more and more every day. I knew this year was going to be huge, & Leota wrote on Instagram.
& # 39; It is an honor to ride with you and see how you can achieve all your greatest dreams. & # 39;
Ofahengaue has always been proud as a family man.
& # 39; My family plays a major role in who I am now and everything I do & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; They are always in my mind. They remind me to be humble. & # 39;
Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Mbye (pictured with family) is of Gambian descent through his father, making him one of the few NRL players with an African heritage
West Tigers full back Moses Mbye, 25
Mbye was born in Brisbane, but is of Gambian descent through his father, making him one of the few NRL players with an African heritage.
The & # 39; proud & # 39; father welcomed his third child, Malakai Musa, with wife Madeleine Mbye in December 2018.
The 25-year-old has previously admitted that he has no contact with his father after being raised by his mother as a single parent with his two brothers.
& # 39; I can't even remember my father, it has been that long, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I have no memories, but I choose not to worry about it now. I am happy with life as it is.
& # 39; I'm so far without him, so mom is the one I'm proud of. & # 39;
Despite being born in Queensland, Mbye represented two Sydney-based teams, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and West Tigers.
David Fifita becomes the first player born in the 2000s to play in the NRL and state of origin
Brisbane Broncos lock David Fifita, 19
The youngest man to make his debut, Fifta is the first player to be born in the 2000s to create an Origin team.
Fifita is of Torres Strait Islander and Tongan descent and is the cousin of Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks star Andrew Fifita.
The young cannon represented its heritage as part of the Indigenous All Stars.
He only made his league debut last season, after which he was quickly rewarded with the call-up for Origin.
Last year coach Wayne Bennett said to his debut: & # 39; I liked it because he played flawlessly and that's all you can ask for & # 39 ;.
NRL commentator Andrew Voss rated Fifita as the best young schoolboy he has seen in calling the GIO Schoolboy Cup for more than 20 years.
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Murray made the headlines of this Origin by sleeping through his call-call from coach Brad & # 39; Freddy & # 39; Fittler
South Sydney Rabbitohs locks Cameron Murray, 21
Murray was born in Sydney and played his junior rugby competition for the Mascot Jets.
He made headlines on this Origin by sleeping through his call-call from coach Bradley & # 39; Freddy & # 39; Fittler.
& # 39; I was still sleeping when Freddy tried to call me, & # 39; Murray said.
& # 39; I woke up with a missed call, I panicked and called him back and he let me know that I was with the team.
& # 39; I am so happy. It's hard to put into words how happy I am. & # 39;
The 21-year-old went to a private school in southwest Sydney, where he led the rugby team to victory during his HSC.
Walker lost his 60-year-old mother to Linda 12 months ago for a heart attack
South Sydney Rabbitoh's full-back Cody Walker, 29
The oldest five to eight to be selected for NSW was born in Nowra, but moved to Casino as a youngster.
Walker lost his 60-year-old mother to Linda 12 months ago for a heart attack.
When he heard the news, he raced to the hospital in Nowra, but never got the chance to say his last goodbye.
& # 39; She would have her Southern Comfort with her, somewhere on a & # 39; 5 Dragons & # 39; poker machine are sitting, & # 39; said Walker on Thursday.
& # 39; That's what drives me to make her proud. & # 39;
The father of two who compressed in the team later in his life admitted that he & # 39; young & # 39; and & # 39; stupid & # 39; before he concentrated on his footy.
& # 39; I probably enjoyed the party life too much and didn't really enjoy the training & # 39 ;, he told Nine News.
Walker said that his partner's ultrasound, revealing that he would be a father, was the biggest kick-up to working on his NRL career, because he had to live for someone else.
Cotric (photo) was born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and is of Serbian descent
Canberra Raiders winger Nick Cotric, 20
Cotric was born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and is of Serbian descent.
He played his junior rugby league for the Valley Dragons before he was signed by the Canberra Raiders.
As a young young man, the offside player is billed as the heartbreaker of this year's debutantes.
Wighton was born in Orange, New South Wales and has a native Australian descent
Canberra Raiders full-back Jack Wighton, 26
Wighton's career could have ended after his drunken attack on five men was captured on images from CCTV during a night out in Civic, Canberra, in February 2018.
He pleaded guilty to mistreatment and public urination after shame on the night out – and was fired with a fine and a suspended sentence.
He was given a ten-fold ban on the game, which he said he realized how much he loved the sport.
Wighton was born in Orange, New South Wales and has a native Australian descent.
The local Canberra describes itself as a & # 39; family man & # 39; and chooses to spend time with his two young daughters Aaliyah and Ariah and partner Monisha.
Monisha congratulated the 26-year-old on his selection and for playing & # 39; amazing & # 39; footy in a deep post on Instagram.
& # 39; I'm so proud of your bub. You deserve this and more! & # 39; she wrote.
Haas, a Muslim convert, was born in Newcastle and is of Swiss, Filipino, and Samoan descent
Brisbane Broncos prop Payne Haas, 19
Haas, a Muslim convert, was born in Newcastle and is of Swiss, Filipino, and Samoan descent.
In February, Haas was accused of being involved in a fight in a women's rugby competition.
He escaped the police, but his mother Joan was accused of two attacks: a mother and her daughter were allegedly injured.
Haas was suspended for four games and fined $ 20,000 for refusing to cooperate with the NRL investigating the incident.
In April he was caught by the police who went to the training course without his driver's license and used his phone while he was driving.
The rising star was fined $ 500 and lost his license for six months after he pleaded guilty for the two offenses.
Haas is in the Blues camp observing the holy month of Ramadan, where he will hold on from dawn to dusk.
He is praised for how he took over faith from another sports legend and converted to Islam, Sonny Bill Williams.
& # 39; He is a person of Samoan descent who is also a Muslim like me, & # 39; said Williams, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
& # 39; He is a very young man who excels at a high level. It is so great that he excels at that level at such a young age when there are so many distractions.
Haas admitted that some days during Ramadan were difficult, but praised the religion for making him a better person.
& # 39; The biggest impact (Islam) has been making me a better person. It humiliated me very much, & he said.
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