Newcastle Knight Beau Scott is in camp with the NSW State of Origin side, that is based in Coffs Harbour, as the Blues prepare for game one of the 2015 Origin series next Wednesday.
With an impressive list of representative accolades to his name, Scott has embraced a leadership role and intends to offer guidance to the younger NSW Origin teammates.
“There are some new debutants who I’m looking forward to playing with in Josh Jackson and big Dave Klemmer," Scott said.
“I’m sure they are willing to put their hands up, they are both big boppers."
NSW coach Laurie Daley once again set up camp on the state's Mid North Coast. The regionally based camp has been pinpointed as one of the elements that helped to hoist the Blues to a series win in 2014.
“I have been involved in a few camps over the years and to come up here and away from Sydney and that spotlight to concentrate on ourselves, it is a bonus for us," Scott said.
“We have a great facility here that we trained on last year for the three camps.”
The forward believes it’s important for players to ensure they’re not over-awed by the rigorous week of training and hype surrounding arguably the biggest contest in the NRL.
“It’s how to tackle the whole week in total and not play the game before next Wednesday night,” Scott added.
“It’s been a big week of training and we have some new faces in the team."
He said this week emphasis will fall on soaking up new team plays and the structure of the game, "We all need to learn that again and nail it."
Scott was subdued when asked if he would take on the role of the team’s enforcer against the Queensland Origin team.
“I just have to take it how it comes and see how the game unfolds,” he said.
“It’s one of the roles of people who play my position is the shut down the halves and the five-eighth in the team and the people who make a difference."
The Blues take on the Maroons on Wednesday May 27 at ANZ Stadium. CLICK HERE for game one Origin team news.