Parramatta Eels forward Daniel Alvaro has today been named in the VB Country Origin squad to take on the KARI City Country side in the final Country v City clash ever on Sunday, 7 May.

Alvaro has been named in Head Coach Craig Fitzgibbon side as 18th man.

Two notable selections have come through the NSWRL Pathways system in recent times; Brian Kelly was a part of the victorious NSW Under-20 team which defeated Queensland for the fifth-straight time in 2016, while 18th man Daniel Alvaro played for the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents as they emerged victorious in the same season.

With the KARI City Origin side to be announced after midday, the VB Country Origin side is as follows:

1.    Michael Gordon – Tweed Coast / Sydney Roosters

2.    Anthony Don – Grafton Ghosts / Gold Coast Titans

3.    Euan Aitken – Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs / St George Illawarra Dragons

4.    Cheyse Blair – Bilambil Jets / Melbourne Storm

5.    Brian Kelly – Ballina Seagulls / Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

6.    Cody Walker – Casino Cougars / South Sydney Rabbitohs

7.    Tyrone Roberts – Ballina Seagulls / West Newcastle / Gold Coast Titans

8.    Dale Finucane – Bega Roosters / Melbourne Storm

9.    Damien Cook – Helensburgh Tigers / South Sydney Rabbitohs

10. Paul Vaughan – Gungahlin Bulls / St George Illawarra Dragons

11. Mitch Aubusson © – Ballina Seagulls / Sydney Roosters

12.  Kyle Turner – Coonabarabran Unicorns / South Sydney Rabbitohs

13. Jack De Belin – Cootamundra Bulldogs / St George Illawarra Dragons

14. Connor Watson – Kincumber Colts / Sydney Roosters

15. Matt Prior – Thirroul Butchers / Cronulla Sharks

16. Tariq Sims – Gerringong Lions / St George Illawarra Dragons

17. Adam Elliott – Tathra Sea Eagles / Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

18. Daniel Alvaro – Mittagong Lions / Parramatta Eels

Coach: Craig Fitzgibbon – Dapto Canaries