Langer for QueenslandWarrington Wolves star scrum half, Allan Langer has been picked for the Queensland State of Origin team to face New South Wales next Sunday. Langers former coach and mentor at Brisbane Broncos and current Queensland head coach, Wayne Bennett, has called upon the influential scrum-half to break the one-all deadlock for the maroons in a game that will not only decide this years series but potentially give Queensland the upper hand as the past 19 series are tied at nine wins a piece.Head coach Darryl Van de Velde commented, "I am delighted that he has been picked, it shows enormous respect that the Queensland Team Manager has chosen Langer to represent the State."Warrington Wolves Board of Directors commented, "We consider it a tribute to Allan to be picked at his age to represent Queensland, it is an outstanding feat and we wish him well."Allan Langer has played 30 games for Queensland between the years of 1987 and 1998. He has scored nine tries and kicked a drop goal during that time, accumulating 37 points. Langer took part in the 1997 Tri-Series playing in all three games and scoring a try.Allan will miss the Warrington Wolves clash against Halifax Blue Sox on Sunday 1st July.
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24, Jun, 2001