Alfie ReturnsWolves Captain Allan Langer arrived back at Wilderspool today to meet the Rugby League press after his man-of-the-match winning performance against New South Wales in this years final State of Origin match.Langer, who is 35 at the end of the month, gave a stunning performance for his home state and tipped the overall balance of wins to Queensland."I had to do it for Queensland and the way I left I felt I owed it to them, and my coach Wayne Bennett.", said Langer.Turning to the current game and last weeks performance against Halifax Langer commented "The boys played well last week and they've trained well this week, finishing off with a good session today. With 11 games to go we are still in with a chance of the top five".Langer, who flew back in on Thursday, has only had a couple of training sessions this week but isn't taking the threat of a potentially depleted Saints side easily, "It'll be a tough game on Saturday and we can't worry about their side, wee have to concentrate on ours. Winning form is good form and that helps. They're a tough side and they're not the World Club Champions for nothing."When prompted about his future Langer confirmed that he would be taking up a position with the Brisbane Broncos at the end of his contract, "Brisbane is a great club but its been great here and the friends Ive made are fantasttic, I wouldnt say a bad word about this club."Langer also courted the aussie press who were present at the conference who particularly interested in how life and playing in warrington was different than back home.
06, Jul, 2001