The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

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.

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