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Johns: Dumbest half of Origin football I’ve ever seen

NSW legend Andrew Johns has blasted the Blues’ for failing to target an injured Johnathan Thurston in their State of Origin II loss to Queensland on Wednesday night.

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Gagai channels Slater to score matchwinner

Dane Gagai has watched Queensland pull off series-winning State of Origin plays at the death for more than a decade.

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State of Origin Game 2 final score: QLD WIN! Series set for decider

The Queensland Maroons have sent the 2017 State of Origin series to a deciding match with a 18-16 win over the New South Wales Blues in Game 2 in Sydney.

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WATCH: Andrew Johns unleashes furious tirade after Blues capitulation

“That was the dumbest half of football New South Wales has ever played”.

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State of Origin 2017: How to watch Game 2 replays online and on TV

Sometimes, you just need to watch a State of Origin replay. Maybe family commitments got in the way, or you couldn’t seize control of the remote for the big game? Or maybe, you just have to watch it again.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 highlights: Thurston heroics seal famous win

Match Highlights: The Queensland Maroons have bounced back in State of Origin Game 2 against a disappointing New South Wales Blues side.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 Man of the Match: Josh Jackson gets the nod in a losing side

New South Wales Blues back rower Josh Jackson has been named man of the match in Game 2 of the 2017 State of Origin series despite the Maroons’ last-minute 18-16 victory.

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Refereeing controversy leads to superb Queensland try

Dane Gagai has scored for the Queensland Maroons in Game 2 off the back of stunning support play and a bit of good fortune from the referees to close the gap against the NSW Blues.

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Two lightning-quick tries put NSW in the ascendancy

The NSW Blues have jumped out into a healthy lead with two tries in as many minutes against the Queensland Maroons in the first half of Game 2 of State of Origin.

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State of Origin first try scorer Game 2 2017: Valentine Holmes makes an instant impact

Valentine Holmes has scored the first try of Game 2 in the 2017 State of Origin series in controversial fashion for the Queensland Maroons against the NSW Blues.

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State of Origin Game 2 halftime report: NSW lead QLD at the break

The New South Wales Blues have taken a 16-6 lead into halftime of Game 2 of the 2017 State of Origin series against the Queensland Maroons.

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State of Origin: Jarryd Hayne flattened in monster tackle after hitting back for NSW

Jarryd Hayne has had a rollercoaster few minutes in Game 2 of the 2017 State of Origin series, scoring the Blues first try of the game before being absolutely hammered off the kickoff and requiring the trainer’s assistance.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 final teams: NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons line-ups

The final squads are in for Game 2 of the State of Origin series, which will see the New South Wales Blues attempt to wrap it up with a game to spare against a desperate Queensland Maroons side.

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State of Origin – Your ultimate last-minute guide to Game 2: NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons FAQ

Are you confused about anything relating to State of Origin? Want all the answers to your questions? You’ve come to the right place with The Roar‘s ultimate last-minute guide to State of Origin Game 2 between the New South Wales Blues and Queensland Maroons.

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State of Origin live stream: How to watch Game 2 streaming online and on TV

Wanting to get your eyes on a State of Origin live stream or watch the match on TV? We’ve got you covered. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to following Origin 2 online, on TV and on the radio.

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State of Origin: NSW hoping for helpful conditions against Maroons

John Cartwright is hoping the local conditions and NSW’s vociferous home support will help the Blues secure their first State of Origin series since 2014.

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NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Thurston-Origin

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Cooper Cronk sent off

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Johnathan Thurston of the Queensland Maroons (right) and teammate Corey Parker celebrate winning

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Dane Gagai of the Queensland Maroons and Blake Ferguson of the NSW Blues

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Maroons-Origin

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Jarryd Hayne and Johnathan Thurston

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Cameron Smith Queensland Maroons State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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State of Origin 2017 expert tips and predictions: NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons – Game 2

It’s time: Game 2 of the 2017 State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons, and we’ve got you covered for all your expert tips and predictions.

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NRL fans have it better than you realise

As a NRL-loving Brit I read loads of articles on The Roar and on other sites and am genuinely confused by this doom and gloom laden picture I am constantly being bombarded with about the great game.

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2017 State of Origin: Game 2 preview

By mastermind5991, 20 Jun 2017
2017 State of Origin: Game 2 preview

With one hand on the State of Origin shield, New South Wales will be out to wrap up this year’s series with a victory on their home soil.

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Bring on a Kangaroo tour of the Pacific Islands

By Riley Pettigrew, 20 Jun 2017
Bring on a Kangaroo tour of the Pacific Islands

The Baskerville Shield has already been pencilled in for 2018 but the international calendar remains rather blank for tier one and two nations, opening up the possibility for some exciting fixtures.

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Austin, Roberts, Gower and everything great about rugby league

Keen-minded fans might cite several unacknowledged examples of modern rugby-league skills, far in advance of days of yore.

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Nine talking points from NRL Round 15

By Scott Pryde, 18 Jun 2017
Nine talking points from NRL Round 15

It was a week for the future in the NRL, with plenty of players announcing themselves in a big way. Despite only four games being played with no Origin stars, there was plenty of intriguing action, and we go over it all in this week’s NRL talking points.

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Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons: NRL live scores, blog

While half the teams kick back this week, the Dragons will be taking a trip up the M1 to face a slippery Eels outfit at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium this Sunday. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4pm (AEST).

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The ten best grand final moments in the past 30 years

Grand finals always produced memorable moments, but some are so special they stay with us forever.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers highlights: NRL live scores, blog

The Cronulla Sharks have put together a strong start to their title defence so far, but that could face a hiccup when they host the Wests Tigers. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEST).

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Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

The ladder-leading Melbourne Storm host the seventh placed North Queensland Cowboys in Round 15 at AAMI Park. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4pm (AEST).

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My NRL team of the season thus far

By Lachlan MacCorquodale, 17 Jun 2017
My NRL team of the season thus far

It’s half way through the season now (yes I am a week late), but it is time to consider who I believe would make up a NRL Team of the Season thus far.

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My Gold Coast Titans team of the decade

With the Gold Coast Titans celebrating their ten-year anniversary and naming a team of the decade, I have decided that it can be done better.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Gold Coast Titans Highlights: NRL scores, blog

The South Sydney Rabbitohs will attempt to build some momentum and pick up a much-needed victory when they host an Origin-depleted Gold Coast Titans. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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NRL Round 15 predictions: Eels to slip past Dragons

A shortened Round 15 sees only four matches on the schedule, with Sunday afternoon’s Eels versus Dragons clash being the highlight.

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Ground-Dog Day, just another Dessie smokescreen

Apart from the obvious two competition points, what else did Canterbury’s growing list of disgruntled fans take away from Monday’s victory over St George Illawarra?

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Penrith Panthers: top ten players

By BigJ, 16 Jun 2017
Penrith Panthers: top ten players

The Penrith Panthers entered the NSWRL competition in 1967, and over the 50 years since have made three grand finals, winning two of them.

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Referee Gerard Sutton sin bins Bulldogs David Klemmer

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Gareth Widdop St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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Andrew Fifita attacks during the NRL round one match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans at Remondis Stadium, Sydney, Monday, March 10, 2014. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Grant Trouville)

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston

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Gareth Widdop St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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North Queensland Cowboys fans NRL 2016

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Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco

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Josh Hoffman Parramatta Eels NRL Rugby League 2017

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