Storm test for Origin hopefuls
ST George Illawarra’s State of Origin hopefuls will surely never get a better chance to prove their credentials.
After a visit from Brad Fittler and his NSW coaching staff on Thursday, the ladderleading Dragons face the NRL’s most star-studded team, Melbourne Storm, today.
“The boys know they have put themselves in the next position to play representative footy,” Dragons coach Paul McGregor said.
Dragons players, including JUBILEE OVAL, TODAY, 2PM Euan Aitken, Cameron McInnes, Paul Vaughan, Tariq Sims and Jack de Belin, received the best indication yet they were close to Blues debuts alongside incumbent Tyson Frizell.
McInnes’ battle with Maroons maestro and Storm skipper Cameron Smith today at Kogarah is easily the biggest of his career. Locked in an apparent shootout for a Blues jersey with Souths hooker Damien Cook, a win over Smith could be the knockout blow.
Ben Hunt also will try to outgun Cameron Munster and Smith as he aims to cement his Maroons’ No.7 jersey.