Gallen wary of the Tomahawks

While the World Cup is moving into the business end with quarter final matches to be contested this weekend, the Kangaroos are drawn to play another of the lesser-lights of international rugby league in the USW Tomahawks.


Following their close encounter with England in the first weekend of pool matches the Kangaroos have enjoyed reasonably comfortable victories over Fiji and Ireland.


In the lead up to the USA match all are again expecting a big win from the tournaments top seeds, however as Sharks and Australian forward Paul Gallen explained in an NRL.com interview, nothing can be taken for granted.


We dont know much about them but obviously we have to respect them, Gallen said. The first 20-30 minutes it doesnt matter who you play, it is always pretty physical.


They are going to rip in and we are ranked number one so theyre going to want to prove a point. Weve got to do the hard stuff early and we know they are going to come to play.


As well as covering off on the Australia v USA clash Gallen spoke about a niggling back, one that is more of a hindrance than likely to affect his performances in upcoming matches and of his role in the Kangaroo team, which varies between prop and his familiar position at lock.


See what the Sharks inspirational skipper had to say to NRL.com, with his interviewing now playing on Sharks TV.