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Fresh from making his first grade debut as a hooker for the Roosters, Jackson Hastings has been named to participate in the upcoming New South Wales Under-20s pathways camp.

The son of former Roosters legend Kevin Hastings, 18-year-old Jackson made his debut in the Roosters’ round-26 win against South Sydney.

Craig Coleman’s son Liam has also made the squad and just like his father, who played 216 games for South Sydney, he is also a halfback.

“These youngsters represent the future for New South Wales,” said NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley.

“If we want to be successful long-term with State of Origin we have to provide the pathways for our elite juniors.

“Recognising our rising stars and giving them a taste of what it means to play State of Origin and the preparation needed on and off the field is vital. This is a wonderful opportunity for these young players and the sessions we’ve organised are with some of the high-performance team members who helped the NSW VB Blues achieve their State of Origin goals.”

The two-day Pathways Camp at Narrabeen kicks off on Friday with NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley at the helm. Players will participate in training and skills work and also enjoy sessions on the type of attitude and high performance required for State of Origin delivered by several guest speakers.

While the current Australian Schoolboys tour to the UK has ruled out some rising stars, 34 players will attend the two-day camp.



Matt Dufty

Izaac Thompson

Euan Aitken

Drew Hutchinson

Matt Jurd



Tom Trbojevic

Zach Nicholls

Liam Knight

Rhys Armstrong



Paul Momirovski

Willis Meehan

Grant Garvey

Jackson Hastings



Anthony Moraitis

Jack Bird

Brad Deitz




Bevan French

Nathan Davis

Alex Twal

Joey Lussick



Robert Jennings

Brent Naden

Soni Hala



Bryce Donovan

Bradie Smith
Luke Yates



Liam Coleman



Michael Morgan



Andrew Heffernan

Lachlan Croker

Tevita Pangai


West Tigers

Matt Lodge

Salesi Funaki

Matt Woods


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