Saturday 15 December 2012 9:01 AM
Rabbitohs juniors and All Stars candidates Nathan Merritt and Adam Reynolds have been selected in the 2013 Blues in Waiting squad which will assemble in the new year ahead of the 2013 State of Origin series.
NSW Origin Coach Laurie Daley has selected a 22-man squad which includes Merritt and Reynolds.
Merritt has been in contention for Blues selection for the better part of a decade, but is yet to don his first sky blue jersey.
Reynolds has been touted as a future Origin halfback, with selection in this squad indicating he is on the Coach's and selectors' radar.
Merritt and Reynolds join Queenslanders Chris McQueen and Luke Keary in their selection in Emerging Origin squads for 2013, with the QRL announcing that McQueen and Keary are part of the Maroons' emerging squad for the coming season earlier today.