Under 17s Blues combination Jack Bell and Jayden Blake have become a duo like no other as the pair pushes beyond the Central West Championships to NSW Country selection.
The Dubbo junior rugby players moved up to the next level from Central West after doing well on the big stage at the 2019 NSW Country Junior Rugby Union championships in Tamworth.
Blake and Bell have been the combination to watch this season as they manoeuvre into the next most promising position after making the Central West side.
Central West Junior Rugby Union representative coordinator Jason Blake says his son Jayden and Bell stand as a force to be reckoned with because of the pair's comradery.
The duo bonded earlier this year as they headed to North America with the NSW Country Cockatoos as the youngest players on their side.
"Both players work extremely hard," Blake senior said.
"They're both quiet achievers and they work well together.
"I'd say they would be pretty chuffed with themselves."
Helping Central West score strong results against the best of the bush has boosted some of the regions best.
Thus far a strong contingent of Dubbo juniors from varying age groups have made official NSW Country selections.
Blake junior said It's a rewarding experience when all the hard work pays off.
"Humbling as well," he added.
Central West under 14s Trainer Marc Jacobs knew his side gave away plenty of size as they took the lead, coming overall first for the competition in their age group.
Six of Jacobs' players walked away with spots on the NSW Country team including product of Dubbo, Reds centre Will Cuthill.
Cuthills' side walked away with 17-5 victory claim over rivals Central North in the grand final.
According to Blake, Cuthill is an extremely talent, all-round player.
"Cuthill is one of our very accomplished players," Blake senior said.
Under 15-16s Leo Bassingthwaighte and under 11-12s Rex Bassingthwaighte also gave impressive performances which led to their selections on NSW Country teams.
Blake says it's a great effort made by all and he's proud of the Central West boys as a whole.
"They should all be proud of their achievements," he said.
"It's a long program which requires a lot of hard work.
"It's good for them to be able to see what is available to them, what's out there for them when they work hard."