Storm test for Ori­gin hope­fuls

Sunday Herald Sun - - Sport -

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.

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