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Blues bounce back with dominant Origin win in Sydney to force do-or-die Suncorp decider

Under-fire halfback Nathan Cleary led the way as the Blues licked, stamped, and locked-in a mouthwatering State of Origin Suncorp decider, dismantling the Maroons in the heart of New South Wales Read More

State Of Origin Game 2 Preview: Our Selections & Staking Plan

QLD were able to pull of one of the upsets of the season with an impressive 4 point victory but back at home the Blues lineup will be confident they can hit back Tipping Results (Started In Read More

Boyd Cordner rules himself out of must-win State of Origin clashes

Stalwart Blues captain Boyd Cordner has scratched himself out of selection for the remaining two State of Origin games this year, due to ongoing concerns surrounding his repetitive concussions for Read More

Queensland springs Adelaide ambush on red-hot favourites New South Wales

Wayne Bennet has worked his magic again: a young Queensland side, chock full of eight rookies making their State of Origin debuts, stunned New South Wales in Adelaide with an 18-14 victory in the Read More

If the Blues want to make it three in a row, they have to crush Queensland's Origin resolve in Adelaide

If New South Wales wants to make it three State of Origin titles in a row -- a feat they haven't achieved since 2003-2005 -- then they have to stamp their authority in Adelaide The State of Read More

Josh Addo-Carr considering Tigers backflip to stay with NRL champs for one final season

Josh Addo-Carr could be on the verge of backflipping on his planned Sydney switch, with reports suggesting the Storm have convinced the speedster to see out his contract Wantaway NRL speedster Read More

The rise and rise of Ryan Papenhuyzen: how far can the Storm's little fullback go?

The rise and rise of Papenhuyzen is well underway in the NRL -- the question now is, how far can Melbourne Storm's speedy little fullback go in his potentially glittering rugby league Read More