The NSW Indigenous Under 16's are preparing for the game of their lives this weekend as the build up towards their match against QLD intensifies.
Currently in camp in Brisbane, the boys faced a tough day of training with an opposed session against the Indigenous Women's team, before attending the launch of the 2013 NRL All Stars at Suncorp Stadium in the evening.
A highlight of the day was the presentation of jerseys by both the NRL and Indigenous All Star teams in the dressing rooms of the famous 'Cauldron'.
Brydon Ramien, of Coonamble, was thrilled to receive his jersey from last years Dally M Medal Winner Ben Barba.
"It was amazing, Ben is one of the best players in the game," Ramien said.
"To meet Ben, JT (Jonathan Thurston) and George Rose was something i'll never forget, its already been one of the best weeks ever."
As the players mingled and took the opportunity to take photo's with their NRL heroes, Indigenous 16's player Tyler Terare spoke about what the week means to him and his teammates.
"Its a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Terare.
"It feels so good to represent my people. Its my first NSW jumper and hopefully more to come.
"My family are coming to watch me and I've never played in front of a big crowd before, so hopefully it feels good."
The team will train again today in the morning before attending the Indigenous Careers Expo and 2013 NACCHO Deadly Choices Murri V Koori Challange between the Argun Warriors (QLD) and Newcastle Yowies (NSW).
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