McMah for Origin clash

DANNY McMah will play his first rugby league game in six weeks in front of a packed Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.

McMah will pit all his Queensland pride against the NSW Police Rugby League team for a State of Origin curtain raising match with all the spirit of the main game.

This is the second time McMah has been picked for the Queensland Police team and put on the maroon jersey.

“It’s exciting, it will be a big night and a big crowd,” he said. Ahead of the game this week the Devils player was in Brisbane on a training camp.

“We’re all looking forward to it. It’s a good team – a new look team this year,” McMah said.

Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles assistant coach Nick Patterson and ex-Broncos hooker Michael Ryan have joined the Qld police ranks.

Six weeks ago McMah fractured his knee cap when the Devils took on Maroochydore. Since then he has undertaken intensive rehabilitation, travelling to Brisbane to work with Queensland Maroons physiotherapists.

McMah said his knee had held up well.

Last week he trained with the Devils and has been keeping fit in the gym.

After the origin curtain raiser he will tour New Zealand with the Queensland side and all going to plan he should be back in Gympie to play with the Devils in two weeks.

And he has been picked for the Australian police team again this year.

Gympie Times


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