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Finest Origin series of modern era poised for thrilling finale

Queensland’s victory in Origin two will go down as one of the finest in recent memory. After the first game of the series, all the talk was centred around why the Blues were on the verge of a series...

Four Pointers: Queensland- 18 New South Wales- 16

Embed from Getty Images Blues blow golden chance It all seemed to be going so right for the Blues. In the first half they had picked up seemingly where they left off in Game I. After conceding the first try, they...

STATE OF ORIGIN II PREVIEW: New South Wales vs Queensland

With Origin II just one sleep away, fans will be counting down the hours until kick off this Wednesday night. A loss to the Maroons might decide the future of some elder statesmen in their side, bringing to an end...

NSW VB Blues Team | Origin II

NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley has named his side for Game Two of the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Wednesday week (21 June). NSW VB BLUES GAME TWO TEAM LIST Name NRL Club Junior Club 1 James Tedesco Wests Tigers Camden Rams 2 Brett Morris Canterbury-Bankstown...

Queensland Maroons name side for Origin II

Queensland Maroons coach Kevin Walters has named his side for the second State of Origin match in Sydney on Wednesday, June 21. The side is: XXXX Queensland Maroons Darius Boyd - Brisbane Broncos Will Chambers - Melbourne Storm Gavin Cooper - North Qld Cowboys Cooper...

Why Paul Green is right to derail the Hess Express

Over the past fortnight, Cowboys premiership winning coach Paul Green has copped criticism by declaring forward prodigy Coen Hess, not ready for the demands of State of Origin football. In what’s to be another unpopular opinion, I share these same...

Queensland’s Loyalty Formula In Need Of Drastic Re-Write

For over a decade the Queensland State of Origin team has prided itself on loyalty. A tried and tested formula once reknown for its long running success, is in need of a drastic re-write. After a comprehensive 28-4 loss...

Possible Storylines after Origin I

Every Origin game is as important as the last and the possible consequences of winning or losing could shape the future of some players at Origin level.  We take a look at some of the stories that could come...

PREVIEW: State of Origin Game One

And so we come to Suncorp Stadium to kick the State of Origin series off in 2017, Queensland sans some of their legends in Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston, NSW starting out with a new captain in Boyd Cordner...

The Queensland Origin bombshells set to turn the series on its head

Kevin Walters approached today's Origin team announcement with a hint of trepidation. Perhaps this was him coming to the sudden realisation that, for the first time in a long time, he would be without two of the finest players...

NSW Team named for Origin Game 1

New South Wales have named their 20-man squad that will head into camp for Origin 1. Jarryd Hayne and Brett Morris return to the Blues side along with Mitchell Pearce who has been in sensational form for the Sydney...

Queensland Team named for Origin Game 1

Nate Myles has overcome an injury sustained in the Sea Eagles' round 11 clash with the Gold Coast to be named to yet another Maroons side, he partners in the front row with debutant Dylan Napa. Anthony Milford is somewhat...

The NSW candidates no one is talking about

State of Origin is right around the corner, and plenty of names are being thrown around as potential bolters for the Blues side. The in-form Dragons forward Paul Vaughan, and electrifying Trbojevic brothers, headline a list of stars waiting...

Question marks surrounding Farah’s selection are the kind of distractions NSW must shake

The question that divided the rugby league public leading into State of Origin last year was whether or not Robbie Farah, playing off the bench for the Tigers at the time, was worthy of the NSW number nine jumper. The very same...

Who Should Replace the Injured Origin Stars?

As the list of injured Origin players seems to grow by the week, so does the list of their potential replacements. Queensland were dealt a blow this week with Johnathan Thurston succumbing to a rotator cuff injury; while the...
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