Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

BARBA'S NRL FORM TICKET TO ORIGIN; Fullback Looks Ahead to Mackay's Big Match

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

BARBA'S NRL FORM TICKET TO ORIGIN; Fullback Looks Ahead to Mackay's Big Match

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Charlie Payne

charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: Ben Barba isn't worried about whether or not he plays State of Origin, instead simply concentrating on his club form for Canterbury.

That's good news for Mackay rugby league fans, who on the eve of the first Origin match in Melbourne yesterday had snapped up more than 5000 tickets for the Bulldogs-Storm NRL match at Virgin Australia Stadium on June 24.

Barba had been tipped for a bench spot for the Maroons, but with one of the game's top fullbacks in the Storm's Billy Slater in front of him, missed out.

He gave a reminder to Origin selectors of his special talents with two tries on Monday night in the Dogs win over Cronulla, taking his record to 18 tries from his last 16 matches at ANZ Stadium.

aNo, I'm not worried about it (Origin), I've got some great players in front of me,a he said. …

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