The Langbridge brothers love their rugby league and touch football.

Through a history-making opportunity, Alex and Daniel get to live out a dream and wear the mighty red and blue of the Knights after NRL Touch and several NRL clubs teamed up for the inaugural NRL Touch Premiership.

The newly formed Knights touch sides are gearing up for their debut next week and the brothers are both in the team.

"It's extremely exciting. I'm from the Central Coast and grown up supporting the Newcastle Knights," Alex Langbridge said.

"It's a massive honour (to wear these colours). It's pretty awesome."

Daniel added; "it's a massive honour."


"I'm pretty pumped for it and I'm sure the rest of the boys are."

Sixteen men and women will be part of the Knights representative sides and will play their first game before Round 16's clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Saturday, June 30.

The Knights side is made up of players from around the country region and even stretches as far as outside Sydney.

"This side is the former Country Mavericks side," Alex said.

"We've got guys from Wollongong, as far down as Wagga, blokes coming from Taree, Central Coast and Newcastle.

"We've already played a tournament, so we have those combinations.

"We've started training and adding onto that."

Daniel, who plays league for the Wyong Roos credits touch for keeping his playmaking skills crisp.

"It's more my decision making," Daniel said of how playing touch has helped lift his skills in league.


"There's a lot of three on two opportunities and because of touch, I've been able to master it pretty easily when I play rugby league so it helps out a lot."

With the skills being transferable, Alex has found playing touch football has aided his transition to playing rugby league.

"The stepping and the passing and the way you read the game," he said.

"In touch football, there's not as much time so you have to be a lot sharper.

"When you come into rugby league, you've got a lot more time and it's a little bit slower so that certainly helps.

The inaugural premiership, which is affiliated with six NRL teams, will consist of six rounds plus a final, and Queensland and NSW teams will compete against each other in separate pools, with winners progressing to the premiership final.

Touch games will be broadcast nationally, as a mix of live and delayed broadcasts, with each game lasting 30 minutes.

"There will be a few boys in the side who will be a bit nervous," Alex said.

"It's going to be a different atmosphere but it's going to be extremely exciting."