FIGHTING WORDS FROM GALLEN
PAUL Gallen was at Moonee Valley yesterday to watch his horse, Te Akau Shark, run in the Cox Plate. As soon as he arrived he bumped into Danny Green, the old boxer who is promoting his fight next month against AFL bad boy Barry Hall.
You can tell from the body language it was not a friendly discussion. Gallen is blowing up about the two-minute rounds.
“They’re trying to set it up for Barry because they know I’m fitter and longer rounds would have suited me,” Gallen said.
■ Gallen was always the player Queenslanders hated more than anyone else in State of Origin. It still didn’t stop two of the all- time great Maroons, Johnathan Thurston and Darren Lockyer, from turning up to Gallen’s testimonial lunch at the Sharks on Friday. Both spoke in glowing terms of the NSW enforcer before hitting the road to Wollongong to call Friday night’s Test match on Channel 9.