His father might be a bona fide Queensland State of Origin legend but Tristan Sailor's first state jumper will be of the Blue variety after he was named in the NSW under-16s indigenous team.
Long-suffering NSW fans, however, shouldn't hold their breath in anticipation of a Greg Inglis like coup.
Changes to Origin eligibility rules have paved the way for Tristan to eventually emulate his father's feats in the maroon jersey.
Tristan's father Wendell, a former Dragon, played 14 origins for Queensland and was a member of the first ever Indigenous All-Stars team in 2010, scoring the first try in the concept's history.
Before this year, Sailor's selection for NSW would have seen his papers marked permanently as a New South Welshman.
However, the new father-son rule would allow Sailor to don the same maroon jersey as his father should State of Origin selectors come knocking on his door in the future.
Selection in the Indigenous side caps a strong year for the 15-year-old Wests Devils junior, who signed a three-year contract with his father's former club, St George Illawarra, in September.
NSW are the trophy holders after their 32-12 win over Queensland in the curtain-raiser to this year's NRL Indigenous All-Stars game and will be looking to defend the crown at the week-long Festival of Indigenous Rugby League in February next year.
The event will be staged in Newcastle in place of the Indigenous All-Stars match that has been "rested" due to the Rugby League World Cup currently being held in the UK.
The event will feature a trial match between the Newcastle Knights and an Indigenous team drawn from the NSW Koori Knockout and Queensland Murri carnivals.
Female Koori (NSW) and Murri (Queensland) teams will also clash as part of the festival.