Knights named in NSW Under-18s Men's squad

Bradman Best and Mitchell Black have been named in the CABE NSW Under-18s Men’s squad to face Queensland in the lead-up to the opening Holden State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium on June 5.

The 20-man squad will be coached by Michael Ennis and includes the most talented rising stars in the game who will be looking to pursue Rugby League careers in the NRL.

The squad will come into camp on Friday 31 May and train at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence before departing for Brisbane on Monday 3 June.

Six players from the squad will also be involved in a Junior Blues Positional Specific Training Session with Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues Assistant Coach Danny Buderus and True Blues Mark O'Meley, Willie Mason, Luke Lewis and Beau Scott at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence on Wednesday 22 May.

Ennis will be hoping to continue the success of the NSW Under-18s team which has won the past three consecutive matches against Queensland.

CABE NSW Under-18s Men's squad: Bradman Best (Newcastle Knights); Mitchell Black (Newcastle Knights), Oliver Clements (Central Coast Roosters), Sione Fainu (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Matthew Feagai (Illawarra Steelers), Max Feagai (Illawarra Steelers), Siua Fotu (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Noah Griffiths (Bathurst Panthers/Melbourne Storm), David Hollis (Parramatta Eels), Sam Hughes (Parramatta Eels), Trey Mooney (Parramatta Eels), Viliami Penisini (Parramatta Eels), Joshua Schuster (Manly), Tyrell Sloan (Illawarra Steelers), Jayden Sullivan (Illawarra Steelers), Jackson Topine (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Ben Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Alec Tuitavake (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Junior Tupou (Canberra Raiders), Kaeo Weekes (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles). Coach: Michael Ennis.