Blues' 2020 preparation starts with 64-man squad

NSW coach Brad Fittler's preparations for a tilt at a third straight State of Origin series win have commenced with an extended 64-man squad called into camp at Sydney Olympic Park.

The two-day program, set to run on December 12 and 13 at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence, will include a host of players from the Emerging and Future Blues program on the Thursday before they are joined by 34 senior players in line for 2020 Origin honours on the Friday.

The Future squad is made of junior level players including Ben Trbojevic, the younger brother of current Origin stars Jake and Tom, and recent Knights debutant Bradman Best. The Emerging squad includes budding NRL talent such as Bronson Xerri, Reuben Garrick and Ryan Papenhuyzen.

The 34-man senior squad includes 10 players who have been around the past two Origin camps without making their debuts such as Kotoni Staggs, Curtis Sironen, Cameron McInnes, Luke Keary, Victor Radley, Luke Brooks and Eels quartet Nathan Brown, Clint Gutherson, Ryan Matterson and Mitchell Moses.

Full squad lists

NSW Blues Squad: Payne Haas, Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos), Jack Wighton, Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders), Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Curtis Sironen, Tom Trbojevic, Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Josh Addo-Carr, Dale Finucane (Melbourne Storm), David Klemmer, Mitchell Pearce, Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights), Nathan Brown, Blake Ferguson, Clint Gutherson, Ryan Matterson, Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels), Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers), Boyd Cordner, Angus Crichton, Luke Keary, Latrell Mitchell, Victor Radley, James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Damien Cook, Cameron Murray, James Roberts, Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Cameron McInnes, Tyson Frizell, Tariq Sims, Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons), Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers).

Emerging Blues: Emre Guler, Curtis Scott (Canberra Raiders), Bronson Xerri (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Reuben Garrick, Jack Gosiewski (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Ryan Papenhuyzen, (Melbourne Storm), Matt Burton, Spencer Leniu, Liam Martin (Penrith Panthers), Nat Butcher, Kyle Flanagan, Sam Verrills (Sydney Roosters), Campbell Graham, Liam Knight (South Sydney Rabbitohs).

Future Blues: Brendon Tumeth (Balmain Tigers), Trey Mooney, Clay Webb (Canberra Raiders), Paul Alamoti (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Sione Fainu, Tolu Koula, Ben Trbojevic, Kaeo Weekes (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Bradman Best, Mitch Black, Jonah Pezet (Newcastle Knights), Thomas Weaver, Josh Bevan (Northern Rivers), Jason Saab, Tyrell Sloan (St George Illawarra Dragons), Joseph Suaalii (South Sydney Rabbitohs).