St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Tyson Frizell believes he will gain a lot from his selection into the NSW Country Origin team to face NSW City Origin team at Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct, Tamworth on Sunday.
The local Corrimal Cougars junior is one of three Dragons players named for the annual contest and is part of a greater 17-man squad named by head Coach Matt Parish.
Fellow Dragons teammates Euan Aitken and Jack de Belin will be on debut for the representative fixture and Frizell has believes their call-ups are a testament to the hard work shown this season.
“It’s nice to be once again part of the NSW Country Origin team and to be able to play alongside some of the other boys who have been named including those making their debut,” said Frizell.
“I remember my first camp last year and it was a good time getting to learn off other players in a different environment which is nice.
“I think going as a player you do get a lot out of them by being involved and it does build both your confidence and skill level.
“Hopefully I can play well enough to potentially be in the mix come NSW State of Origin selection and I’ll be doing everything I can coming up to perform well.
“It’s nice to see the hard work that the other boys like Euan and Jack have put in get rewarded by having the opportunity to play representative footy.
“It will only benefit them both with the reasons already mentioned and I look forward to seeing them take everything in.”