The 2021 Kick It New South Wales Blues squad was announced Monday afternoon.
Making up the bulk of the NSW mens and mixed teams are 12 debutants from our Brisbane competitions.
The inexperienced Blues side may be offset by the inclusion of several veteran representative stars, both past and present.
The most capped Origin player, Isaac Mobbs will captain the Blues mixed side for the very first time.
The long serving Kick It star made his Origin debut back in 2012 and has featured prominently since.
He will be sided by Luke Sungkar who will make his Origin debut as vice captain.
The Misfits’ team captain will look to build on his strong start winter season at Taringa, crossing for five tries in the opening two rounds of fixtures.
Experienced representative faces in Corey Pocock, Chloe Storm and David Sercombe will form an important edge attack for the Blues.
The reigning Taringa and Carseldine try champion Corey Pocock may be the most lethal player on the field as he will make an appearance in both mens and mixed matches.
One Kick Wonders’ Scott Walker will make his second representative appearance after debuting for the North Brisbane Sharks in April.
Kick It newcomers Ruth Brown, Brennan Brown and Matt Sila will add some much needed traditional Touch & Rugby League experience.
For mens, Kickaholics’ Kirk Barber will make his second representative start and has been named as New South Wales captain.
Starring for his Taringa side last year, he will form a strong, hardworking middle.
Troopers’ superstar Shaun Tupou will hold his spot as vice captain after an eye-popping performance in our last Origin match.
The former North Brisbane Shark almost single handedly won his side the game with his playmaking ability in the middle third.
New Kicks boast a handy three in Ben Stevens, Beau Jameson and David Bath.
While Jameson will make his second Blues start and Stevens his third, it will be debutant David Bath who will have it all to prove in his first shot in the Origin arena.
Cattledogs’ ruckman Jason Karen-Cole will make his New South Wales debut, together with Ballerz’ speedster Evan Courtney.
Cole Phillips will earn a call up in his first season at Kick It after excelling in both mens and mixed Flickers sides.
Slap Happy and Brisbane Tiger’s favourite Jordan Kropp will run out for his first Origin since making his Kick It debut at the end of 2019.
Experienced Toowoomba Storm captain Alex MacKenzie will miss the match through injury.
All past and present members of the Kick It community are welcome to attend and watch both Origin matches on June 23rd.
COVID-safe practises apply.
Show your support and represent your state this Wednesday. You may be lucky enough to find yourself on camera.
In a Kick It first, the Mens Origin match will be 6-on-6 instead of the traditional 7-on-7.
The reduction in player numbers will create a fast, free flowing game for all to see.
Date: Wednesday, June 23rd
Venue: Carseldine Playing Fields
Address: 532 Beams Road, Carseldine
Game times: Mixed – 7:20pm, Mens 8:15pm
Game duration: 40-minutes (20 minute halves)
A special thanks to our New South Wales event partners LIVIN, Newstead Remedial Massage, 3 Black Bears Pizza, Kropp Sport and Share Story.
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