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Not sighted in the Green & Gold since 2014, Paul Gallen will represent Australia once more next Friday having earned selection in Coach Mal Meninga's side, as announced yesterday afternoon.

Gallen told Sharks TV on Wednesday that he was honoured to have been named in the side, and that it was a just reward for his own form, plus that of his team.

Gallen also told of the driving influence spurring him towards selection in Meninga's side.

See the interview, now playing.

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