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QUEENSLAND, brace yourself for some David Klemmer intimidation.
That’s the blunt message from fellow Bulldog Sam Kasiano, who has revealed the pre-match mindset of Klemmer heading into Wednesday night’s do or die clash against the Maroons.
Kasiano has kept in regular contact with his Canterbury comrade this week via their personal WhatsApp Group chat.
He says the messages have provided him with an invaluable insight into Klemmer’s determined intent to lead from the front and help NSW level the series at Suncorp Stadium.
It’s why Kasiano believes his Bulldogs’ teammate will be at his barnstorming best for the Blues.
“Dave will be ready and he’ll come out firing,” Kasiano told The Daily Telegraph.
“They (NSW) need that aggression because I think it’s good for them. He will intimate them (Queensland) because is an intimidator and I wouldn’t want stand in front of him.
“I’m expecting him to rip in, man, and be really aggressive by running hard and tackling hard.
“We’ve spoken a bit this week and I’ve wished him good luck and I hope the NSW boys get up to make it a decider. That would be good to see.
“Dave has been one of our best players at the Bulldogs this year and I love playing alongside him because of how aggressive he is.
“We feed off each other and I like that, so hopefully he can lift for the NSW.”
Kasiano has always supported Queensland on the Origin stage, but he says he’ll put aside his Maroon allegiance to back his fellow Bulldogs.
On top of Klemmer, the Blues also have Canterbury forward Josh Jackson in their side.
“I usually support Queensland in Origin, but I’ve got to support my boys,” he grinned.
“So that’s why I’ll be cheering the blues on and hoping they can win for them.”
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