HARRISON Muller is one step closer to his dream of playing in the NRL after being selected in Laurie Daley’s 16-18 years New South Wales Emerging Blues squad.
Muller is one of 60 of the most promising players in the state to be named in the squad for a training camp in Narrabeen next year.
The camp includes two skills sessions, presentations on Origin culture as well as lectures on sports science and team leadership, and will be held on Thursday, January 9.
The CYMS junior said he can’t wait.
“Hopefully we’ll learn plenty from it,” he said.
“I was shocked when I found out about it, I just checked Facebook and there it was. It wasn’t a goal of mine at all, I hadn’t even thought about it.
“I’m really keen.”
The former Scots College Sydney student changed clubs this year, and after playing Harold Matthews Cup (under 16s) and SG Ball (u18s) with the Sydney Roosters, Muller will don the blue, white and black of the Cronulla Sharks in the under 20 Holden Cup competition.
Despite the turbulence the Sharks have experienced in the past week Muller is looking forward to the season with his new club and said playing at the highest level is his ultimate goal.
“Obviously playing State of Origin with NSW would be a dream,” he said.
“But playing in the NRL is the main goal.”
Muller said the Emerging Blues camp is the first stepping stone in achieving his NRL dream, but knows he needs to make a big first impression.
“It’ll be pretty tough I think,” he said.
“But hopefully I can use this camp to get my name out there a bit, and impress the right people.
“It’s a way to be seen, so hopefully some people take notice a bit.”