THERE must be something in the Toleafoa genes.
Brendan Toleafoa, 11, who goes to St Marys South Public School, was selected to play in the NSW PSSA rugby league team.
He was one of six boys from the Sydney West side selected after the recent state titles in Dubbo.
His father Ben also represented the same side when he was younger.
"I'm very excited, as it's a great honour," Brendan said.
"I had no idea my dad played for NSW PSSA side when he told me."
Brendan will travel to Perth with his family this weekend for the PSSA national titles.
"It was a surprise to be chosen," Brendan said.
"I'm a bit nervous but I want to help NSW make the grand final.
"I also hope to be picked in the Australian side."
Brendan is a second rower and has played rugby league for three years.
He plays for St Marys under-12s on the weekends.
And he is an avid Melbourne Storm NRL fan.
"Billy Slater is my favourite player," he said.
"I like playing rugby league because it's fun and you make new friends."