Gagai fit for State of Origin Game Two


Dane Gagai has given Queensland a boost by declaring that he is fully fit for State of Origin Game Two at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday.

The Newcastle Knights winger was unsure whether he would be able to play when the Maroons attempt to wrap up a series victory in Brisbane due to a quad injury.

But Gagai, who was also laid low by a stomach bug which has affected the squad, came through a training session on Sunday unscathed and will start against New South Wales.

Gagai said: "I ran out there and got up to a decent speed and it didn't cross my mind at all so I felt really comfortable with it.

"I'll keep getting treatment until game day but at this stage I'm 100 per cent."

He added: "I wasn't going to go out there just for the sake of playing for Queensland, I wouldn't do that to the boys,

"It was in the back of my mind whether I was going to be right to play or not but due to the physios looking after me and all the treatment and strength work I'm back to feeling 100 per cent.

"At the very start it was in my mind whether I'd be right to start because it was pretty painful and I couldn't run properly, I'd run with a bit of a limp.

"It would have been an easy decision but a tough one if I wasn't 100 per cent fit and felt like I wasn't going to be right on game night."