2013 EMERGING BLUES SQUAD
NSW VB Blues Coach Laurie Daley has today picked a 22-man Emerging Blues Squad for a three day camp to be held in January.
The players are all NRL experienced and have been handpicked by Daley and the NSWRL High Performance Unit with the consideration that they will wear the famous sky blue jersey in the very near future.
"Some of the guys have already played at a State of Origin level," Daley said.
"We want these players Origin ready from the moment they receive the phone call and camps like these are essential for us to get them into that space.
"You look at a guy like Josh Reynolds who has progressed through the VB NSW Cup and starred this year for the Bulldogs. It is about helping players like him transition through to this next level of Rugby League."
The Camp will take place over three days at Coogee beginning Friday, January 18.
2013 Emerging Blues Squad:
Josh Dugan Canberra Raiders*
Shaun Fensom Canberra Raiders*
Blake Ferguson Canberra Raiders*
Josh McCrone Canberra Raiders*
Josh Jackson Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs*
Josh Reynolds Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Aiden Tolman Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs*
Luke Douglas Gold Coast Titans*
Jamal Idris Gold Coast Titans*
Aidan Sezer Gold Coast Titans
Jorge Taufua Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Alex McKinnon Newcastle Knights*
Tariq Sims North Queensland Cowboys*
Jacob Loko Parramatta Eels
Nathan Merritt South Sydney Rabbitohs
Adam Reynolds South Sydney Rabbitohs
Mitch Rein St George Illawarra Dragons*
Boyd Cordner Sydney Roosters*
Joseph ‘BJ’ Leilua Sydney Roosters
Feleti Mateo Warriors
Chris Lawrence Wests Tigers
Aaron Woods Wests Tigers
* Notes Country players