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The Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues team for Holden State of Origin Game I was selected on May 26 and been the focal point for all NRL and NSW fans on social ever since. The NSWRL compiled all the behind-the-scenes moments, activities and celebrations which the team posted on their personal social media accounts to show the spirit within the camp.

Activities

The boys partook in a boxing session at PCYC Woolloomooloo with Australian middleweight boxer Bilal Akkawy on Tuesday 27 May.

 
 
 
 
 
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#Repost @nswrl1908 Hard Work... who don’t you want to step in the ring with ? #bluecorner #uptheblues #2K19

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The next night the team visited the Pass it On Clothing initiative in Martin Place and interacted with some of the homeless community of Sydney.

Pranks

It wouldn’t be a camp without a little bit of banter between the boys in blue. Damien Cook scared roomie James Tedesco just as they arrived in their Brisbane hotel room.

 
 
 
 
 
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Cook - 1 @jamestedesco - Nill #scarecam 😂😂😂

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Josh Addo-Carr gave teammate Cody Walker grief when he was on the physio bed.

Special Guests

Australian professional footballer Mathew Ryan, goalkeeper for the Brighton & Hove Albion visited the Blues whilst they trained at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence.

Paul Vaughan and Tyson Frizell got a special visit from their babies Mackenzie (Vaughan) and Axton (Frizell) whilst in camp at Bondi.

Cook’s dog was struggling to let his dad go!

Behind the Scenes

Walker, Addo-Carr and Latrell Mitchell all made sure to get a fresh cut before the game.

Nick Cotric found a gem of a photo - him and roommate Josh Morris from a previous NSW camp when he was still a kid with big ambitions.

The Indigenous boys were proud to represent the Blues and their culture.

 
 
 
 
 
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Game 1 🔥 #lessgoo keen to see my brothers play @jackie_boii4 @codywalks16 🖤💛❤️

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Gratitude and Thanks

Despite the loss, the boys were still grateful for the opportunity to play.

 
 
 
 
 
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Result wasn’t what we wanted but a dream come true. Thanks for the support ❤️

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See you in Perth to level things up for Game II. Go the Blues!