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The QRL has officially requested the NRL to deem Ronaldo Mulitalo eligible to play in State of Origin III for the Maroons.
The Cronulla winger was denied a Queensland debut in sensational circumstances, withdrawn on the morning of the second game after queries were raised about the New Zealand-born winger's status.
The 21-year-old had played at both under-18 and under-20 level for Queensland.
However there was conflicting information about when Mulitalo arrived in Australia, with a 2019 article indicating he was almost 14 and therefore ineligible under the current rules.
With time against them, QRL officials pulled him from the contest in fear Mulitalo's participation could lead to a game and series forfeit.
The Queensland camp indicated on Sunday they would fight to prove his eligibility, assistant coach Johnathan Thurston indicating there was proof Mulitalo had arrived in the country before his 13th birthday.
However it's more likely the winger's exemption will come courtesy of the ARL Commission's discretion.
ARLC boss Peter V'landys flagged those new powers on Sunday when asked about Mulitalo's options, but said they simply ran out of time to consider his case.
Even if deemed eligible, Mulitalo could find himself back in the queue for the July 14 game.
Fullback options Reece Walsh, Kalyn Ponga and AJ Brimson should all be fit to play, allowing Valentine Holmes to slide from the No.1 onto the wing.