The Cronulla Sharks is not bothered if he lifts the Origin shield in front of an empty Suncorp Stadium.
New South Wales Blues captain Paul Gallen says that he isn’t worried if he lifts the State of Origin shield in front of an empty stadium at Suncorp on Wednesday night.
It is expected a majority of Maroons fans will leave the stadium following the final whistle, and won’t be sticking around to watch their rivals lift their first Origin shield in nine years.
Gallen said it wasn’t something that would bother him too much.
“I don’t care if there’s five people there or 50,000, I am looking forward to it,” Gallen said.
“I played up here a few weeks back with Cronulla and they were letting me have it.
“This is not just about me and these players, it’s about all the coaches and players that have played in the other years before this…it will be a special moment.”
Meanwhile, all 49 players who played for Queensland during their eight-year Origin winning-streak will be paraded around Lang Park before kick-off to honour their achievements.
Despite the match being a dead-rubber, a crowd of over 50,000 is still expected.