Relaxed and somewhat content after leading his team to an impressive victory last Saturday, it was an upbeat Paul Gallen who spoke to the hosts on the Big Sports Breakfast earlier today.
Gallen was asked about the Sharks form turnaround in their 44-12 win over the Roosters, putting it down to one vital ingredient.
“It comes down to attitude,” Gallen said. “We got touched up by Manly the week before but we didn’t need Flano to rouse on us or get stuck into us, we knew we needed to change our attitude.
“We needed to start switching on. We did that (at training) during the week and it showed in our game on the weekend.”
As the 2016 NSW skipper and the last man to lift the trophy following a Blues victory back in 2014, Gallen was quizzed on a number of Origin related topics, ranging from the injuries currently affecting the NSW team, to the future of coach Laurie Daley, the selection of Bronco Ben Hunt for Queensland and the snubbing of in-form Manly five eighth Daly Cherry-Evans.
“Another debutant is a big call I a decider. The experience of Cherry Evans would have been a plus for them,” Gallen said of the Maroons team selection.
Jeff Horn’s big win on Sunday and the impending birth of Andrew Fifita’s third child also rated a mention during Gallen’s regular Tuesday morning segment.
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