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Parramatta Eels Harold Matthews forward Josh Curran

The NSWRL has announced a 26-man NSW under-16s Pathways Squad following the conclusion of the Harold Matthews competition which includes eight players from the Parramatta Eels Grand Final side.

The NSWRL Under 16s State of Origin Squad was selected from the performances of all players throughout the Junior Representative season and will assemble at the NSWRL Academy Headquarters at the Sydney Academy of Sport this week.

During their visit to the NSRL Academy Headquarters, the NSW U16s side will meet the 2015 SOO Team staff, including the Head Coach Danny Buderus, as well as go through some training drills, and tactical education in preparation for their game against Queensland on May 27.

The NSW under-16s squad is:

Dylan Smith (Cronulla)

Luke Metcalf (Cronulla)

Jaeman Salmon (Cronulla)

Lachlan Smith (Cronulla)

Ethan Parry (Parramatta)

Tui Afualo (Parramatta)

John Fonua (Parramatta)

Alex Seve (Parramatta)

Jesse Cronin (Parramatta)

Josh Curran (Parramatta)

Kyle Cassel (Parramatta)

PJ Vaigalu (Parramatta)

Campbell Graham (South Sydney)

Josh Cook (South Sydney)

Dayne Haas (Gold Coast)

Zac Lomax (Illawarra)

Max Lehman (Manly)

Sam Verills (Manly)

Jacob Winterstein (Canterbury)

Brandon Wakeham (Canterbury)

Adam Rizk (Balmain)

Sebastian Kris (Canberra)

Matt Croker (Newcastle)

Tex Hoy (Newcastle)

Rocky Tagatuki (Penrith)

Ben Saufale (Wests)

The final 18 players to represent New South Wales will be selected and announced following the National Final game at Belmore on Saturday May 16.


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