Newcastle Knight Tariq Sims has been named in a 17-man squad to attend the 2016 Emerging Blues camp, named by New South Wales Blues coach Laurie Daley on Wednesday.
The talented squad assemble at ANZ Stadium on Saturday January 16 for a camp designed to provide players with an insight into what it takes to play for NSW.
“These guys are players who are obviously very talented and we believe they have the potential to be Origin players,” Daley said.
“It’s nice for them to be able to come into our environment and see how we go about things.
“Hopefully they will get something out of the camp and it makes them more determined to be a part of the 2016 Holden State of Origin series.”
Tariq somewhat joins brother Korbin, who was named in Queensland's Emerging Maroon side on Tuesday.
2016 Emerging Blues squad:
James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos)
Blake Austin (Canberra Raiders)
Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
Aiden Tolman (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks)
Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
Dylan Walker (Manly Sea Eagles)
Tariq Sims (Newcastle Knights)
Nathan Peats (Parramatta Eels)
Matt Moylan (Penrith Panthers)
Alex Johnston (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Jack De Belin (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters)
James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)