James and Peats named as NSW Emerging Blues
NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley and his Origin adviser Peter Sterling have unveiled the Emerging Blues squad for 2017.
A 13-man squad, a smaller group than in previous years, will assemble in January ahead of the 2017 season.
Titans co-captain Ryan James and hooker Nathan Peats were also members of the 2016 Emerging Blues squad. Former Titan James Roberts has also been named in the 2017 squad.
Daley said the squad was an impressive one, possessing players who will each likely challenge for VB Blues spots in the upcoming Origin series.
“The Emerging VB Blues squad is an exciting group full of talented players,” Daley said.
“Each of the players has a realistic chance of making the Origin team for 2017 and we look forward to working with them and learning more about them during our camp in January.”
The 2017 Emerging NSW VB Blues Squad is:
Shannon Boyd (Canberra Raiders)
Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers)
Bryce Cartwright (Penrith Panthers)
Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
Joey Leilua (Canberra Raiders)
Jordan McLean (Melbourne Storm)
Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
Junior Paulo (Canberra Raiders)
Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans)
James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos)
Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Origin tickets are now on sale.