I could still play Origin: Gallen

Paul Gallen says he is still good enough to play State of Origin but is adamant he made the right decision to retire from representative football.

The Cronulla Sharks leader was strong again on Thursday night against North Queensland and has been one of Cronulla’s best as they continue their premiership defence.

“I wouldn’t say I regret it because I made a commitment to the club,” Gallen said.

“But I think I’m playing good enough that if I was there no one could really argue with it.”

Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan though was relieved he had his captain back through the Origin period.

“It’ll be good to have Gal not have to go through that period.”


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