Laffranchi not out of Origin

THE State of Origin series is a long one and Gold Coast Titans skipper Scott Prince says there is still an opportunity for Anthony Laffranchi, should he continue his good form.

Speaking to the Tweed Daily News at a Coolangatta sports luncheon yesterday, Prince said Laffranchi probably felt a little disappointed about being snubbed after showcasing some top performances this season.

“To see him work so hard in the off-season after a poor season last year,” he said

“I think it's probably a year he would rather forget with his form but I think he has been outstanding this year and it was evident with his selection for the (NSW) Country team.”

Prince said that at the end the day Laffranchi knows that it is all about opportunity with the Origin series.

“It is a six-to-eight-week period and things can happen and injury is one of those things,” he said

“Hopefully he can play well enough for us and win football games for us again and it will all work out for him.”

The Maroons have won the series for the past four years.

The first 2010 game will be played at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Wednesday at 8pm.

Prince also said Tweed Seagulls fullback Shannon Walker could be on track for a Titans' recall.

“He is playing with the Seagulls at the moment and he scored a couple of tries on the weekend.

“That's the beauty about the club ... we've got young guys.”



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