The NSW VB Blues hit the training paddock in Kingscliff on Wednesday

INSIDE ORIGIN | First Training Session

It has been a jam-packed few days since the NSW VB Blues entered camp on Monday morning, with the players taking part in their first training session this afternoon.

The players, Laurie Daley and his staff gathered at The Star on Monday morning, where they spent a couple of hours fulfilling internal media and sponsorship duties.

Sydney Roosters superstar Boyd Cordner was announced to lead the team that night, and the rest of the side was revealed at the True Blue dinner.

The first inductees into the NSWRL The Star Hall of Fame were announced, before the players had to be up for an early start the next morning as they shared breakfast with the Toongabbie Tigers Under-10 Holden State of Origin junior team.

The bags were packed and the players jetted off to the Gold Coast, but took a trip to Murwillumbah before checking into the resort to visit a community heavily impacted by the recent floods.

It was a heart-warming experience for not only the community but the players and all involved, with Daley kicking the ball around with the kids for the best part of an hour.

After a long day, the players finally arrived at the Mantra on Salt Beach resort in Kingscliff, where they posed for the team photo and various headshots.

Today, the itinerary was more relaxed, but the players took to the training field for the first time.

They will back up tomorrow morning for another session after sleeping off a wonderful buffet dinner where the players and staff thanked the sponsors for all of their support. 

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