Curtis Scott and Josh Addo-Carr have worn sky blue together before.
In what is now a premiership-winning left side combination, Scott and Addo-Carr played for the Cronulla Sharks together as they came through the ranks in the under-20s system.
They’ve both packed up and left Sydney since then and are now one of the most potent combinations in the NRL at the Melbourne Storm.
The under-20s may not have been the final time that the pair put on a sky blue jersey together with Addo-Carr as the incumbent winger for the Blues and Scott knocking on the door for a State of Origin debut.
“[Addo-Carr] had a great season last year and he got what he deserved to play out there on that wing,” Scott said to NSWRL.com.au.
“I’m stoked playing footy with Joshy, I’ve played a lot of football with him coming through the 20s system and I really like the combination we’ve built together.
“It’s a dream of mine to play for my state and I’m just going to keep knocking on that door until I get the opportunity to put the Blues jersey on.”
Scott only enters his third full season of NRL in 2019 but he plays like a seasoned veteran.
His powerful running game and solid defence at centre is suited to the Origin arena, to which he’s had a small taste playing two games for the NSW Under-20s.
He also picked up the ‘players player’ award in the second game and was named the NSW Under-20s player of the year in 2017.
That, along with two NRL Grand Finals and now being picked in Brad Fittler’s Emerging Blues squad for the second year running has Scott in a perfect position to prove himself for State of Origin contention in the early rounds of the season.
“It’s something that I’ve been working towards and down the track, or hopefully sooner, I can get a run,” Scott said.
“I think I’ve got to focus on playing the best footy that I can for the Melbourne Storm and hopefully good things come off the back of it.
“Growing up in NSW it’s a dream of mine to play for my state, I’m really proud of it.”
Last week’s Emerging Blues camp was a good experience for Scott, who took every chance he could to listen to who Fittler, a man he hopes to be coached by soon.
“It’s good to rub shoulders with him and listen to some of the stuff that he has to say, I’ll take a lot of it on board and it’s good,” Scott said.
“It was good to catch up with a couple of old faces that I’ve played a bit of junior footy with coming through the ranks and chat with some of the boys.”