Bulldogs.com.au caught up with Josh Jackson, David Klemmer and Josh Morris following their selection announcement for the VB NSW Blues Origin One squad.
The side, which features a mix of young in-form talent and a few old heads for experience was unveiled during an announcement by NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres at the Star casino in Darling harbour on Monday morning.
Coming into his third series in the Blues Squad, Josh Jackson spoke about the moment he found out following the Bulldogs 30-22 victory over the Sydney Roosters on Sunday night.
“It’s exciting, it’s a really good opportunity for myself and I’m really looking forward to the game.” Jackson told bulldogs.com.au admitting that he had to rush home to quickly wash his clothes before heading into camp on the NSW North Coast.
Perhaps one of the most experienced players in the Blues line up, Bulldogs centre Josh Morris has fielded plenty of questions over his level of involvement for game one but he is just concentrating on bringing his experience into camp to help the squad.
“Having these new fellas coming into camp, they need to learn the structure pretty quick… Having been around camp for a while now, if I can help out in some way I will definitely do that.” said Morris.
David Klemmer selection comes with no surprise however, having caused headaches for the Maroons in the 2015 series and he was happy to be back beside his mate Aaron Woods as the squad sets off for camp in Coffs Harbour this week.
“It’s an exciting time… hopefully I get the nod to kick off next Wednesday…I’m very honoured to be a part of this squad." Klemmer told bulldogs.com.au