Griffin eyeing Lockyer

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He will be one of the main men charged with shutting down Darren Lockyer in Sunday’s Four Nations clash at Parramatta Stadium, but Kumul forward Rod Griffin concedes he will think twice before tackling the Australian skipper.
Griffin, a former Wests Tigers junior who now plies his trade for Cowboys feeder club Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup, made his Test debut for the Kumuls as a teenager six years ago.
But while he is no stranger to the international stage, the 23-year-old admits to being more than just a little star struck in Lockyer’s presence.
“Probably Darren Lockyer, he’s kind of my idol,” Griffin said when asked which Kangaroos star he is most looking forward to facing this weekend.
“I probably wouldn’t know whether to tackle him or shake his hand first.
“I look up to him.He’s a great player.”
But while Griffin admits in awe of the Brisbane Broncos stalwart, he insists the Kumuls possess enough raw talent to trouble the hosts.
“Anything can happen, anything is possible,” he said.
“When you put that Kumul jersey on you feel 10-foot tall and you can just tackle anyone and anything.” – AAP