Nathan Ross admits it would be a massive honour to be selected in next weekend’s City v Country clash.
The nib Newcastle Knights winger said it’s on his bucket list to represent City in the final showdown.
“I see that a few clubs are saying that players can’t play or they are going to stop them from doing it but it would be a massive honour to represent this Club,” explained Ross.
“From the beginning of the pre-season, it was one of my goals to play in the Round 1 team, I’ve accomplished that and now it’s to play City Country.
“It would be a huge honour for me to represent the Newcastle Knights and our fan base.”
Ross said it’s an historic event that delights football fans across the state’s regional areas.
“I reckon the country people that get out there and support these games wherever it’s played, makes it huge,” commented Ross.
“I know that back in the day it was seen more as a trial for Origin but to be able to play representative football at any chance should be a goal of any player in the competition.
“I could keep harping on, it would be a massive honour for me, a massive thing on my bucket list if I get it.
“I have just got to keep my work rate up and secure those tries, hopefully have another good showing this weekend and hopefully get a phone call from Freddie (Brad Fittler).
“I think if you do get picked in representative games, it does show you are putting your team first, it shows that you are playing good football week in and week, it shows you are doing well for your Club.”