May 31, the Manly Sea Eagles vice-captain will be wearing a NSW jersey with the name ‘Trbojevic, 16' on it after being named in the Blues team to make his Origin debut in Game one of the 2017 series at Suncorp Stadium.

Since being selected as a NSW development player for Game III last year, Jake has come a long way.

He has played in the Four Nations, an ANZAC Test, and has taken on the vice captaincy at the Manly Sea Eagles.

Watch an exclusive interview with Trbojevic on his desire to play for the VB Blues.