VIDEO: Maroons in training on the Gold Coast

Rookie coach Kevin Walters and his Queensland players - including rookies Corey Oates and Justin O'Neill - have settled into Origin camp on the Gold Coast.

Skipper Cameron Smith however headed to Sydney to appear on Channel 9's Footy Show but will be back in time for the team's first training session at Sanctuary Cove on Thursday morning.

ARM caught up with a few of the Maroon stars at the team's open media session for a chat about game one in Sydney next Wednesday night and what challenge they face against a new-look NSW side with five changes from the one thrashed 52-6 in last year's third-game decider at Suncorp Stadium last year.