Josh Jackson arrived in Blues Origin camp at the beginning of the week and joined his teammates in Murwillumbah (north-eastern NSW), to interact with the local community.
A large crowd gathered at Murwillumbah Brothers Rugby Club with fans given intimate access to the Blues' side, who signed autographs, posed for photos, kicked balls and met the locals.
Speaking from Blues camp, the backrower was impressed with the turn out from the local fans.
“It gives you a buzz and makes you remember how much it meant to me when I was a kid. You’ve got to pinch yourself sometimes and it’s something that you try not to take for granted. You forget how much it means to other people, it’s a very humbling thing,” said Jackson.
The special meet-and-greet session was designed to give back to a community that's been so badly affected by the Tweed's worst flooding on record in March.
“It’s one of the things I really enjoy doing as a rugby league player is coming out to small communities and small country towns to see how much the people and the kids really appreciate you. A lot of them have just lost everything and to see them with a smile on their faces today just from a high-five and a signature, it means the world,” Jackson added.