Two Roosters selected in Emerging Blues squad
After getting selected for the All Stars clash late last year, the same duo has received the call-up to join Laurie Daley's Emerging Blues Squad.
Now with a full season under his belt, Blake Ferguson is well and truly in the mix to play State of Origin football in 2016, with the talented and versatile backline sensation set for another big year ahead.
Kane Evans played a full season of first grade with the Roosters in 2015, and the rewards have been in big bunches.
He made plenty of headlines, plenty of big tackles and some damaging runs to push himself into Origin contention in 2016.
Though this doesn't guarantee selection in the highly anticipated Origin period, it is a very positive step forward for the pair.
2016 Emerging Blues squad:
James Roberts - Brisbane Broncos
Blake Austin - Canberra Raiders
Jack Wighton - Canberra Raiders
Aiden Tolman - Canterbury Bulldogs
Wade Graham - Cronulla Sharks
Ryan James - Gold Coast Titans
Dylan Walker - Manly Sea Eagles
Tariq Sims - Newcastle Knights
Nathan Peats - Parramatta Eels
Matt Moylan - Penrith Panthers
Alex Johnston - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Adam Reynolds - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Tyson Frizell - St George Illawarra Dragons
Jack De Belin - St George Illawarra Dragons
Blake Ferguson - Sydney Roosters
Kane Evans - Sydney Roosters
James Tedesco - Wests Tigers