Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Gallen Feeling Fit Again

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Gallen Feeling Fit Again

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Josh Hoffman, Sam Perrett, Krisnan Inu, Dean Whare, Gerard Beale, Benji Marshall, Kieran Foran, Jesse Bromwich, Issac Luke, Sam Kasiano, Frank Pritchard, Kevin Proctor, Simon Mannering, Elijah Taylor, Ben Matulino, Greg Eastwood, Adam Blair.

NRL: Kangaroos second-rower Paul Gallen has not missed a training session this week in the lead-up to Saturday night's Test against New Zealand at Dairy Farmers Stadium a a welcome change to his back end of the NRL season.

The Sharks and Blues captain, 31, was hampered for several weeks by a posterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee that stopped him from training for the Sharks.

In good news for Kangaroos supporters, Gallen says he is feeling good after having some time to recover following Cronulla's exit in the first week of the finals series.

aThe knee's fine,a he said.

aI did miss a lot of training going into the back end of the year, but I haven't missed a session so far this week.

aThings are feeling pretty good. I've had four weeks off.

aI didn't do a training session at all for six weeks. It was working okay because I was still playing okay and we weren't going too bad.a

Gallen was a big advocate of Cowboy James Tamou's selection up front for the Blues this year, having gone out of his way to coerce the New Zealand-born prop into playing for NSW. …

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