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Dancing Canberra Raiders strut their stuff in Maroons sheds

Josh Papalii has danced around questions on whether he's going to bash David Klemmer all week but when it comes to Queensland's inner sanctum, the Canberra Raider has shown he's got the moves.

But the Maroons enforcer was made to play second fiddle to Raiders teammate and Queensland 18th man Edrick Lee, who showed his reputation for 'getting jiggy' is on the money. 

Maroons teammate Matt Gillett posted a video of Papalii on Instagram, showing him busting a move to music in the dressing sheds with the caption "Papa getting his extras done also. Who did it better? #qlder #sweatingup #fastfeet." 

Papalli, the nimble giant has been elusive with journalists this week, who have been desperate to get anything remotely explosive out of the back rower after he was recalled by Queensland for next week's Origin decider to help negate NSW firebrand Klemmer's impact.


The 23-year-old played four Origins in 2013 and last year but after a slow start to the year at prop was overlooked for the first two Origins this year.

By his own admission he began the year overweight and was subsequently shifted to prop, although he credits a diet overhaul, not a dancing regime, for finding his best form since returning to the back row. 

However it was Edrick's dressing room routine which earned him a clear knockout decision over Papalii in the dance-off. 

The winger has form in this area. He was filmed performing a 'worm dance' for his Raiders teammates after a 40-12 win at Melbourne in 2012. 

Watch the full dancing routines on Instagram:


@papaliijosh papa getting his extras done also. Who did it better? #qlder #sweatingup #killedit #fastfeet

A video posted by Matt Gillett (@mattgillett23) on


My man @edrick_lee getting it done in Zumbahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. #extras #killedit #canmove #tofunny #qlder

A video posted by Matt Gillett (@mattgillett23) on