GROUP Seven trio Teagan Berry, Jordyn Preston and Keele Browne have all been rewarded for their exceptional play at the recent women's national championships, by being named in the NSW under 19s State of Origin squad.
The 19-person squad includes nine players from the under 19s NSW City team and nine players from the under 19s NSW Country team which competed at Redcliffe, with one player also being selected from outside those representative teams.
The team, which will battle Queensland on Friday, June 25 at the Sunshine Coast, will be coached by Blake Cavallaro, who was in charge of the Indigenous Academy Sydney Roosters team in the Tarsha Gale Cup.
Joining this trio in the squad are Steelers teammates Rose Lina Tau and Chantel Tugaga.
NSW women's State of Origin coach Kylie Hilder said she had been impressed by the performances of both teams at the national championships.
"The NSW under 19s City and Country teams both gave a good account of themselves at the national championships and were both unlucky to miss out on the finals," Hilder said.
"I'm really happy with the squad that has been named to face Queensland and I'm looking forward to watching the next generation of NSW stars when they take the field."
Rounding out the NSW side will be St George Dragons' Cassey Tohi-Hiku, Luisa Yaranamua, Fatafehi Hanisi and Rueben Cherrington, Indigenous Academy Sydney Roosters' Charlize Lloyd-Phillips, Tayla Montgomery and Taneka Todhunter, Wests Tigers' Hope Tevaga and Folau Vaki, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks' Andie Robinson and Tegan Dymock, Tweed Seagulls' Jamie Chapman, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' Leilani Wilson and Glebe Dirty Reds' Lilly Baker.