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At 6:40pm last night at a Legends of Origin dinner, Laurie Daley announced his New South Wales Blues squad to take on the Queensland Maroons for State of Origin, Game 1.
Queensland is so good they don’t need Billy Slater. Queensland is so good Greg Inglis can do his knee and they still don’t need Billy Slater.
Origin time legally requires us to fulfil two obligations: magnifying the trivial and over-glorifying Queenslanders.
It was too much for Queensland Origin coach Kevin Walters trying to explain to the media why legend Billy Slater was left out of Origin One tomorrow week.
The New South Wales Blues have announced their team for Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series, and as usual there is a mix of surprises along with the totally anticipated selections.
The Maroons side for State of Origin 1 has been announced, with Anthony Milford and Dylan Napa to represent Queensland for the first time, and Johnathan Thurston named as the 18th man.
NSW legend Andrew Johns has predicted a different Mitchell Pearce to carve out his rugby league legacy over the next five years, beginning with his return to State of Origin next week.
UK Super League club Hull will release former Melbourne Storm winger Mahe Fonua from the last season of his three-year contract for family reasons.
NSW will unleash their most experienced State of Origin halves combination since Andrew Johns’ retirement in next week’s series opener, with Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney reunited.
Laurie Daley has announced his NSW Blues team for Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series, naming Sydney Roosters second-rower Boyd Cordner to take over the captaincy of the side.
Nathan Peats appears set to make his NSW Origin debut at hooker if Peter Wallace’s injured groin prevents him from joining the Blues’ camp.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters says Johnathan Thurston is “very unlikely” to prove his fitness for next week’s State of Origin series opener in Brisbane.
After four tumultuous years in black and gold, which included three head coaches, two contract sagas, one decent season and zero finals appearances, Mitchell Moses was released by the Wests Tigers.
The Queensland Maroons team for Game 1 of this year’s State of Origin series has been named, although we’re still a long way from finding out who will run out onto Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday due to a number of injury concerns in the squad.
It was a case of déjà vu for the Penrith Panthers after a superb second half effort powered them to a 30-20 victory over the Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium.
A possible fairytale return to State of Origin could be over before it began for Peter Wallace after the Penrith veteran picked up a groin injury in his team’s win over Newcastle on Sunday.
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It is official, Mitchell Pearce is back in a Blues jumper after his one-year sabbatical. He has learnt a lot in his year off from state of Origin and now he is ready to finally silence his critics.
Articulating frustrations with officialdom in the NRL is as pointless as trying to identify facts in a Donald Trump speech.
I tried selling my Warriors jersey on-line, without luck. So I re-listed it with the ‘caution, flammable material’ label on the outside. It sold within minutes.
State of Origin is often a close affair and despite Queensland’s dominance over ten of the past 11 years, there have only been a handful of games with blowout scorelines.
As a Warriors supporter, there is a mood in the air that I have never experienced in 20 years. Or should I say, lack of mood – apathy is the only word to describe it.
Origin team speculation is almost a sport in its own right.
The last full round before Origin has come and gone with another successful trip to Perth, the Sharks making a comeback yet again, the Dragons putting on an attacking masterclass and a few teams potentially putting their hands up as wooden spoon favourites. This is The Roar‘s NRL talking points from Round 11.
Match result: The Melbourne Storm have gritted out a 14-6 win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a dour wet-weather affair at Perth’s nib Stadium on Sunday night.
Match result: The Roosters have moved into the top four after surviving a scare from an undermanned Bulldogs side.
Match result: Another week, another comeback win for the Penrith Panthers, as they defeated the Newcastle Knights by 10 on Sunday.
With State of Origin looming large on the horizon, and NSW supporters full of hope, what better place to start the countdown to Game 1 than revisiting Game 3 of last year. A match the NSW Blues won 18-14.
Midway through Round 11 of the NRL competition, one team has missed more tackles, conceded more penalties and made more errors in possession than any other side in the competition. A recipe for disaster, right? So why are the Cronulla Sharks sitting comfortably in the top four with eight wins out of 11? And what […]
So with all the speculation surrounding State of Origin selections, which players, past and present, have the highest success rates?
It seems some Roarers seemed a little angry that I left Johnathan Thurston out of my Queensland team of the century list.
Joining the competition in 1982, the Raiders were the second team since the Newcastle Rebels in 1909 to be a team outside of Sydney to join the NSWRL.
Match result: The Canberra Raiders won a thriller in Parramatta against the Eels to end their losing streak.
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