State of Origin

Sun 27 May 2018

Hunt ’extremely anxious’ as injury threatens Origin hopes

premium_icon Hunt ’extremely anxious’ as injury threatens Origin hopes

BEN Hunt has shrugged off any concerns surrounding his fitness despite limping from the field during St George Illawarra’s loss to Penrith on Saturday night.

Scott’s Origin chances in jeopardy

premium_icon Scott’s Origin chances in jeopardy

A SHOULDER charge could cost Matt Scott his chances of an Origin recall with the North Queensland veteran cited for a shoulder charge.

Morgan a certainty for Origin I

premium_icon Morgan a certainty for Origin I

MICHAEL Morgan hasn’t come close to capturing the form of last season but is a certainty to be selected in Origin I, either at halfback or on the bench.

Turbo-charging NSW’s Origin assault

premium_icon Turbo-charging NSW’s Origin assault

MANLY’S talented Jake and Tom Trbojevic are on the verge of achieving their boyhood dream of representing NSW side-by-side — and Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett...

Melbourne’s humiliating Origin black eye

Melbourne’s humiliating Origin black eye

THE NRL is bracing for Melbourne supporters to deliver a black eye at the MCG during the most watched rugby league game of the year.

Fri 25 May 2018

Robert Craddock: Where does Ponga fit for Maroons?

premium_icon Robert Craddock: Where does Ponga fit for Maroons?

WITH the Queensland Origin team set to be announced early next week, chief sports writer Robert ‘Crash’ Craddock names his Maroons team for game one at the MCG.

Experts: Who Brad Fittler should pick for Origin I

premium_icon Experts: Who Brad Fittler should pick for Origin I

AS Brad Fittler prepares to unveil his Blues side for the State of Origin series opener, our rugby league writers select their NSW teams.

Fittler: Cordner first picked to lead new era

premium_icon Fittler: Cordner first picked to lead new era

BRAD Fittler has backed Boyd Cordner to lead NSW into a new Origin era by declaring the 25-year-old will be the first player chosen for the Blues.

Titans coach: Peats built for Origin

premium_icon Titans coach: Peats built for Origin

TITANS coach Garth Brennan has launched a passionate defence of Nathan Peats, saying his hooker is built for Origin and should be in the conversation for the...

Thu 24 May 2018

What Queensland is looking for to replace legends

premium_icon What Queensland is looking for to replace legends

THE task for Kevin Walters and the Queensland selectors this year is not finding the new Smith, Thurston and Cronk, it is finding players who share two important...

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