WANDERERS teenage sensation Liam Dalibozek has been selected in the NSW Gen Blue under-18s squad to take on the Brumbies and Reds next month.
The winger, who is the son of former Singleton legend Scott Dalibozek, was the only Country-based player selected in a group of 32, dominated by players from Sydney GPS schools.
The St Peters Maitland student got a taste of what to expect when part of a NSW squad, minus GPS players, which went down 41-25 to the Western Force last month.
Incredibly, Dalibozek scored all five of NSW's tries. Fellow Novocastrians Jacklin Andrews, Logan Badger, Charlie Bennett, Thomas McPhee (Wanderers), Sam Parkinson and Tim Ryan (Maitland) were in that squad.
Gen Blue take on the Brumbies in Sydney on September 15 and the Reds in Brisbane the following Sunday, after which an Australian team will be named to tour New Zealand.
Gen Blue commitments will impact on Dalibozek's finals commitments with Wanderers. He has been a revelation since a man-of-the match performance on debut in a 34-17 win over Nelson Bay three weeks ago.
* Dalibozek and Lake Macquarie young guns Nick Benn and Justis Gerrard will have to apply to the regrading committee to be eligible to play in the finals. Although playing under-18s with their junior clubs, the trio were not registered with the seniors until after the June 30.
* Former Wanderers junior Drew Sellers was a part of the St Joseph's College side which last week completed an undefeated season in the Sydney GPS competition. The halfback was named as a shadow for the NSW Gen Blue side.