Exciting new Manly Warringah Sea Eagles five-eighth Dylan Walker is among a list of 17 NRL prospects who have been selected today in NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley’s 2016 Emerging Blues camp.
The talented squad will come together at ANZ Stadium on Saturday (January 16) at a 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,” Daley said.
“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 Holden State of Origin series.”
The one-day camp covers 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,” Daley said.
“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.”
2016 Emerging Blues squad:
James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos)
Blake Austin (Canberra Raiders)
Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
Aiden Tolman (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks)
Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
Dylan Walker (Manly Sea Eagles)
Tariq Sims (Newcastle Knights)
Nathan Peats (Parramatta Eels)
Matt Moylan (Penrith Panthers)
Alex Johnston (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Jack De Belin (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters)
James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)
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