KEITH GALLOWAY TO BE MORE ‘DESTRUCTIVE’
By Wayne Cousins
10/10/2011 4:01:27 PM
Wests Tigers Captain Robbie Farah says prop Keith Galloway will be more of a destructive player in 2012 after being picked to represent Australia.
Galloway makes his Test debut at Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle, this Sunday afternoon when the Kangaroos take on New Zealand. He will be joined in the Australian team by Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence.
Standing on the other side will be their Wests Tigers team-mate in Kiwi Test captain Benji Marshall.
Farah said the experience of being in ‘elite company’ on the upcoming Four Nations tournament will rub off on Galloway.
“Keith really came of age this year. He was the leader of our pack,’’ Farah said.
“In our semi-final against the Warriors and in the second half of the preliminary final against the Dragons, Keith was our best player by far. He really took us forward.
“In my opinion, he is up there with (Nth Qld’s) Matt Scott as the best front-rowers in the game.
“Being selected in the Australian squad will make Keith realise just how good he is or how good he can be. He will understand that he now belongs in that arena and just how destructive he can be.
“Keith got 8 minutes in the third Origin this year and I know he was disappointed in that because he didn’t get the chance to show what he could do.
“His second half of the year for Wests Tigers was what I thought was the best in the competition. Hopefully the Kangaroos tour will make him even better next year.”
It’s all good for Keith being in the Kangaroos. Hope he has a blinder on Sunday arvo.
<big>" Go Keithy " …whispers the panthers boss</big>
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Good luck Kilo….hope you tear up the kiwis, Im sure you will and Im sure shifty will give you more of a crack than you got in origin.
Its your time, angry pills time - rip in!!
He has certainly earnt his place in this team.
I agree with Robbie that he was in devastating form towards seasons end and killed it in the finals. Its not about how good he is though…its about how good he can be. His potential is far from realised as of yet and hopefully this tour will show him that.