Dale Finucane has been called into the NSW squad ahead of Wednesday night’s Origin decider.
Finucane received the call up from Blues coach Laurie Daly in order to gain experience in the Origin environment, with a debut on the horizon down the track.
“I am really excited, I found out on short notice after the Parramatta game and came straight into camp yesterday,” Finucane told NSWRL.com.au.
“I am really excited to be part of this group and I can’t wait to experience the rest of the week.
“Just to be part of it and know you are there abouts fills me with confidence and I hope the boys can go out and win on Wednesday night.”
The tireless lock will join the Blues in camp today, becoming the eighth Storm player currently in an Origin squad.
Queensland have seven Melbourne players in their line up; Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Tim Glasby, Will Chambers, Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi (18th man).
It is deserved recognition for Finucane who has been knocking on the door of NSW selectors since arriving in Melbourne in 2015.
Over the course of 67 games in the purple jersey the 25-year-old has grown into the one the NRL’s toughest players.
He is one of only three Storm players to have played all 17 games this season.