NSW 'Blues in Waiting' Camp

NSW Blues Coach Ricky Stuart has today announced a 51 man squad which will be invited to attend a "Blues in Waiting" camp at Homebush in January.

The three-day camp will begin Friday January 21 at 3pm and will conclude Sunday January 23 at 11am.

Stuart said one of the main objectives of the camp is to have players eligible for NSW Origin aware of pathways for selection and have some further knowledge regarding the tradition and history of State of Origin Rugby League.

"I am of firm belief that Origin victories are built on the culture and attitude of players and their desire to have respect for the NSW jumper," Stuart said.

"I am fully aware of the differences required for players to adapt to Origin football as compared to the weekly grind of the premiership and hopefully with these players we can make a difference at Origin time.

"Many of the players have progressed from very successful junior representative sides for New South Wales and into NRL teams and we believe they have the ability to progress further into senior Origin teams.

"One of the key messages for our 'Blues in Waiting' squad members will be that all they can do is prepare and be ready for when this time arrives."

The players will be put through some individual testing at the New South Wales Institute of Sport and one skill/drill session on the Saturday 21st at Homebush.

2011 Blues in Waiting Squad - High Performance Camp / 21 January 2011

Aiden Tolman
Jamal Idris
Josh Jackson
Kris Keating
Trent Hodkinson
Aidan Sezer
Josh Morris

Blake Ferguson
Josh Dugan
Jarrod Croker
Josh McCrone
Alan Tongue
Joel Thompson
Drury Low

Tariq Sims

Matt Prior
Jamie Soward
Cameron King

Tim Mannah
Joel Reddy

Cory Paterson
Jarrod Mullen
Akuila Uate

Sea Eagles
Tony Williams
William Hopoate

Tim Grant
Lachlan Coote

Mitch Aubusson
Boyd Cordner
Kane Linnett
Joseph Leilua

Luke Douglas
Kade Snowden
Albert Kelly
Stewart Mills
Nathan Gardner

Dylan Farrell
Nathan Merritt

Mitch Johnson
Dane Chisholm
Beau Champion

Ryan James
Mark Minichiello
Kevin Gordon

Wests Tigers
Keith Galloway
Andrew Fifita
Aaron Woods
Simon Dwyer
Chris Heighington
Tim Moltzen
Blake Ayshford