Paul Gallen has declared himself fit to lead New South Wales in its must-win State of Origin clash against the Maroons at the MCG after putting in a strong performance for the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday.
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Gallen was back to his best as the Sharks upset the Sydney Roosters 10-4 at Remondis Stadium.
The 33-year-old played out the entire match in his first game back in eight weeks from a hip injury.
Gallen has already spoken to Blues coach Laurie Daley in regards to his availability and remains confident his body will be able to back up from the Sharks’ win on Sunday.
“I have stayed on top of things. I spoke to Laurie earlier in the week and told him I would be right to play this week,” Gallen is quoted as saying by The Australian.
“I’ll just wait and see what he comes up with in the next 24 hours. I am ready to go. We’ll just wait and see.”
Gallen carried the ball for a game-high 266 metres and will be a massive boost for a Blues outfit looking to save the series in Melbourne on June 17.