Skip­per talks up Klem­mer pho­bia

Townsville Bulletin - - STATE OF ORIGIN III -

NSW skip­per Paul Gallen ( pic­tured) be­lieves NSW are mess­ing with the heads of their Queens­land coun­ter­parts in the lead- up to State of Ori­gin III.

In his tra­di­tional press con­fer­ence on the eve of the Ori­gin de­cider, Gallen claimed David Klem­mer got un­der the skin of the Ma­roons in their Game Two win at the MCG and is set to do so again at Sun­corp Sta­dium.

With se­rial sledger Michael En­nis set to take Rob­bie Farah’s spot in the Blues side, Gallen be­lieves NSW could en­ter tonight’s Ori­gin de­cider with a psy­cho­log­i­cal ad­van­tage.

“I think they will be some­what ruf­fled by Klem­mer,” Gallen said. “He has got­ten un­der their skin.

“You don’t see Queens­land talk­ing about NSW too much and they have def­i­nitely spo­ken about guys like him and En­nis.

“Klem is a big pow­er­ful thing and I wouldn’t want him run­ning at me the way he runs at them so I’m sure they will be wary of them.”

Both En­nis and Farah trained with NSW in their cap­tain’s run yesterday in the lim­ited part of the ses­sion media were per­mit­ted to view.

Farah trained on the right side with five- eighth Mitchell Pearce while En­nis trained on the left with half­back Trent Hod­kin­son.

How­ever, Farah ap­peared af­fected by his right hand fol­low­ing surgery last week.

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