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The XXXX-files: I want to Bluieve

I really didn’t want to be that guy. The whinger. The moaner. The sore loser. I tried to let it go and move on, but I just couldn’t come to terms with the way that New South Wales lost that game.

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Cherry-Evans makes Origin statement

Daly Cherry-Evans reckons he’s playing better now than when he last played for Queensland, and it showed as he steered Manly into the NRL top four on Sunday with a 35-18 flogging of Cronulla.

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Dragons survive scare from Knights

The St George Illawarra Dragons have scored four unanswered second half tries to snatch a 32-28 victory over Newcastle, after trailing 28-10 at half-time.

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Morgan set to replace JT in Maroons halves

Michael Morgan looks set to wear the Queensland No.6 jumper in next month’s State of Origin decider.

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Roosters want to take more NRL to Adelaide

They Sydney Roosters want to develop a long-term deal to continue taking NRL games to Adelaide, after Saturday night’s experiment was declared a success.

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Bellamy not certain of big-three return

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is not certain his rested State of Origin stars will be ready to return to the NRL against Brisbane on Friday night.

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Pearce’s golden point realises Rooster resurgence

The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a miracle beating the Melbourne Storm 25-24 in Adelaide. A sensational game here in Adelaide – a contender for game of the season for sure – the Roosters simply phenomenal in the last few minutes of the game.

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Highlights: Broncos better Raiders 30-20

Brisbane have continued their winning ways over the Raiders with a 30-20 victory at GIO Stadium.

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Highlights: Cowboys squeak past Penrith

A last-minute sideline conversion from second rower Ethan Lowe has helped North Queensland escape with a thrilling 14-12 victory over Penrith in Townsville on Saturday.

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I want to pick my kids up, says Thurston

Johnathan Thurston will miss one of the biggest games of his decorated NRL career, but the decision to choose family ahead of his personal sporting goals was an easy one.

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Gambling. What would happen if a commentator lost the lot on live TV?

As a society we’ve become dangerously accustomed to receiving our news from people with a stake in what they are reporting on.

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Maroons return loyalty policy, retain faith in ignoring Daly Cherry-Evans

Kevin Walters has reinstated Queensland’s loyalty policy for Game 3, vowing to ‘pick and stick’ with the blacklisting of Daly Cherry-Evans.

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Titans’ Hayne stars again in Campbelltown

A second-half explosion from Jarryd Hayne has fired Gold Coast to a 26-14 win over the Wests Tigers and snapped a four-game NRL losing streak.

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Warriors down Bulldogs in tight battle

The Warriors have kept up their push for a spot in the NRL top eight after grinding out a 21-14 win over Canterbury in Auckland.

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Queensland are great, Blues choked. The end.

So … how did that happen?

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Johnathan Thurston’s Origin career over! Star playmaker ruled out for the season

Queensland’s hopes of retaining the State of Origin shield have been dealt a massive blow, with superstar halfback Johnathan Thurston ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

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Jarryd Hayne NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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James Maloney NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Thurston-Origin

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Josh Papalii of the Maroons is tackled by Greg Bird and Joshua Jackson of the Blues

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Marika Koroibete and Billy Slater

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Mitchell Pearce NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Boyd Cordner State of Origin NSW Blues NRL Rugby League 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Twelve talking points from NRL Round 16

By Scott Pryde, 25 Jun 2017
Twelve talking points from NRL Round 16

What a weekend that was. Every single game was alive deep into the contest, and along with Origin on Wednesday, key injuries and a battle beating up to avoid the spoon, there is plenty to discuss in this week’s NRL talking points.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Daly Cherry-Evans reckons he’s playing better now than when he last played for Queensland, and it showed as he steered Manly into the NRL top four on Sunday with a 35-18 flogging of Cronulla.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Knights highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: The St George Illawarra Dragons have scored four unanswered second half tries to snatch a 32-28 victory over Newcastle, after trailing 28-10 at half-time.

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Does the NRL’s future lie in Super League?

By Geheimagent, 25 Jun 2017
Does the NRL’s future lie in Super League?

How many times have we heard people say the English Super League is light years behind the NRL?

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Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a miracle beating the Melbourne Storm 25-24 in Adelaide. A sensational game here in Adelaide – a contender for game of the season for sure – the Roosters simply phenomenal in the last few minutes of the game.

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Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: Brisbane have continued their winning ways over the Raiders with a 30-20 victory at GIO Stadium.

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North Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: A last-minute sideline conversion from second rower Ethan Lowe has helped North Queensland escape with a thrilling 14-12 victory over Penrith in Townsville on Saturday.

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Minutiae and mortals: The difference between Games 1 and 2

NSW are being lambasted for a poor performance in the second half of Game 2 of State of Origin, but the nous of their opposition has been underrated, and the magnitude of their win in Game 1 created an unrealistic expectation.

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Champions get the job done

By maximus182, 24 Jun 2017
Champions get the job done

If anything’s to be taken out of Queensland’s triumphant win on Wednesday night over New South Wales, it’s that champions know how to get the job done.

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Storm vs Roosters preview: NRL Round 16

By Luke Vella, 24 Jun 2017
Storm vs Roosters preview: NRL Round 16

The table-topping Melbourne Storm will enter the clash against rivals the Sydney Roosters completely decimated by the impacts of a bruising Origin encounter on Wednesday night.

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Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores

The Wests Tigers and Gold Coast Titans are both at the point where they’re playing almost solely for pride, but that’s always worth playing for. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday night, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs Highlights: NRL scores, blog

The New Zealand Warriors face the Canterbury Bulldogs this Friday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 6pm AEST.

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It’s a lopsided NRL draw, so whose ladder position is bogus?

With Round 16 of the NRL kicking off tonight, the similarities between now and 12 months ago offer a useful insight in the race to this year’s finals.

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NRL Round 16 Predictions Part One: Broncos to pile more misery on the Raiders

With another pulsating State of Origin clash in the books, attention turns to Round 16 of the NRL season.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 player ratings: Queensland Maroons

Queensland – with a little help from Jarryd Hayne, Mitchell Pearce and a whole lotta butterflies in the Blues’ bellies – have done what they always seem to do, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat with a last-gasp 18-16 win over NSW in Game 2 of the 2017 series at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 player ratings: New South Wales Blues

The New South Wales Blues have lost State of Origin 2017 Game 2 by two points and will now have to play a decider in Brisbane. This is The Roar‘s player ratings for the Blues.

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Josh Mansour Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League 2017

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Dane Gagai of the Queensland Maroons scores a try

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Cooper Cronk sent off

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State of Origin Valentine Holmes

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Dane Gagai scoring a try

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Billy Moore: Origin Legend

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Kevin Walters smiles

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Billy Slater runs the ball for the Maroons in State of Origin

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Queensland players celebrate Billy Slater's try during Game 3 of the 2014 State of Origin Series. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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