The NSWRL has today announced the NSW Under-18 squad to take on Queensland in the Origin I curtain-raiser on Wednesday 6 June at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The team will assemble on Friday 1 June at ANZ Stadium under the guidance of coach Mark O’Meley who played 10 games for NSW.
Twenty players have been named, with two to be omitted before travelling to Melbourne.
O’Meley and his staff will run two training sessions at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence field at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday (2 June) and Sunday (3 June) before flying to Melbourne on Monday afternoon (4 June) with the Captain’s Run taking place at Harlequins Rugby Club on Tuesday (5 June).
The Under-18s State of Origin clash will kick off at 5.15pm on 6 June.
The full NSW Under-18s squad is:
Tallis Angianga Central Coast Roosters
Jalal Bazzaz Illawarra Steelers
Bradman Best Newcastle Knights
Shawn Blore Penrith Panthers
Hayden Bonanno Penrith Panthers
Egan Butcher Sydney Roosters
Phoenix Crossland Newcastle Knights
Matthew Doorey Parramatta Eels
Duwayne Fuimaono Sydney Roosters
Brock Gardner Newcastle Knights
Ryan Gray Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Spencer Leniu Penrith Panthers
Jock Madden Newcastle Knights
John – Paul Nohra Parramatta Eels
Jaron Purcell Newcastle Knights
Jason Saab St George Dragons
Tommy Talau Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Maurice Trindall Penrith Panthers
Stefano Utoikamanu Parramatta Eels
Bronson Xerri Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks