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The NSW Blues were yesterday swamped by more than 150 of their most passionate fans.

Adults and children from Coffs Harbour’s Wongala Estate, an Indigenous community in the centre of the north-coast region, turned up in their droves to watch the Blues train.

As coach Daley and his side finished their run through, the fans got the opportunity to meet and greet the Blues’ best, with the entire squad and coaching staff signing autographs and posing for photos with their most loyal of supporters.

The Blues squad and Loz posed for a group photo at the end of the session, highlighting how much the NSW side means to so many people in the region – and, of course, across the entire state.

At the conclusion of the group photo, Blues forward Ryan Hoffman presented his 2014 Melbourne Storm Close The Gap jersey, framed by the NSW Rugby League, to the group – a sign of what the community means to him and the NSW Blues team.

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Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.