Plenty of discussion this week has centred around the Queensland halves and whether Ash Taylor could be the man to replace current halfback Ben Hunt if Kevin Walters chooses to make changes.

Taylor, in just his third year of NRL has been touted as Queensland's potential long-term halfback for the future and hooker Nathan Peats believes he'd be up to the challenge.

"Yeah for sure," he said. "You never know until you get chucked in there.

"It's a different arena."

"I think if Ash gets his chance then he'd take it with both hands.

"We put a lot of trust in him at this club and I think he'd go well at that level."

Queensland took a chance by throwing young gun Kalyn Ponga into the Origin arena in game two and Peats believes Taylor wouldn't look out of place either.

"Ponga is a freak, he's a special talent. He played 55 minutes in the middle and he's usually a fullback."

Peats knows Taylor has all the attributes to play at that level.

"He's a crafty player with his try-assists and his kicking game.

"He's a good defender and has a good running game.

"It's always nice to have a good half who can kick. He works on his game a lot and still has a lot to learn but he is improving."