It was the sudden retirement that caught everyone by surprise.
Cameron Smith stepping away from all representative football, certainly caught Maroons coach Kevin Walters off-guard, which had him scrambling for just who will replace the now-former Queensland skipper.
On Monday, Walters named Broncos dummy-half Andrew McCullough has the man to fill the huge void left by Smith's retirement.
Yet only last week, McCullough was getting prepared for a mid-season holiday.
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