St George Illawarra Dragons duo Jack de Belin and Tyson Frizell were both been named in the NSW ‘Emerging Blues’ squad camp on Wednesday.
Both Dragons players are part of a 17-man squad named by NSW Blues State of Origin Head Coach Laurie Daley.
All players will take part in a one day camp designed to provide players with an insight into what it takes to play State of Origin for New South Wales.
“These guys are players who are obviously very talented and we believe they have the potential to be Origin players,” said Daley.
“It’s nice for them to be able to come into our environment and see how we go about things.
“Hopefully they will get something out of the camp and it makes them more determined to be a part of the 2016 State of Origin series.”
The camp will cover a number of aspects including physical and mental preparation as well as team culture.
“The camp will give these players an indication of what we are all about,” said Daley.
“If they make the side it helps them walk into an environment they are somewhat familiar with – so when they arrive in camp they know what we do and how we go about it.”
NSW Emerging Blues Squad:
Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Jack De Belin (St George Illawarra Dragons)
James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos)
Blake Austin (Canberra Raiders)
Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
Aiden Tolman (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
Dylan Walker (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tariq Sims (Newcastle Knights)
Nathan Peats (Parramatta Eels)
Matt Moylan (Penrith Panthers)
Alex Johnston (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters)
James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)