QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters admits that Daly Cherry-Evans will probably not be selected in the Australian team at the end of the season.
Walters ended the exile of Cherry-Evans this year, when he remembered the halfback on the side of the Maroons.
And while DCE will be in the race for the Kangaroos trip to New Zealand later this year, Walters thinks that national coach Mal Meninga will throw down his selection because Manly is not involved in the NRL finals.
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"Maybe DCE will be there, I'm not saying that he would not do the jersey justice, but knowing how Mal thinks I think it's someone who plays the final," Walters said Triple M on Sunday.
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He tips his Queensland superstar Cameron Munster and NSW veteran James Maloney to get the nod in Meninga's side.
He threw Maloney's Penrith team-mate Nathan Cleary as a godsend.
"Nathan Cleary will play in the final … Cameron Munster will probably be there," said Walters.
"I would go to Australia with Munster and Maloney, I think those two can do the job against New Zealand and Tonga.
"I think it will be someone from that final series."
Originally published as Kevvy: the reason that DCE is overlooked by Kangaroos