DOES LUKE KEARY REALLY WANT TO PLAY FOR THE BLUES?

DESPITE being a leading contender for the Blues much-publicised five-eighth position, Luke Keary’s decision to pull out of the annual City-Country has once again cast questions over his commitment to NSW.  City coach Brad Fittler did his best to hose down the speculation but what do you make of it?

2015 QLD RESIDENTS TEAM NAMED

THE Queensland Rugby League has announced the 2015 Queensland Residents team to play New South Wales at Tapout Energy Stadium on Sunday, May 3. Featuring the leading players from Queensland’s Intrust Super Cup, the Residents will enter camp on the Gold Coast on Monday to begin preparations for the annual clash against the NSW Cup Representative team…. View Article

GAVIN COOPER IN LINE FOR ORIGIN DEBUT

QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga says he is seriously considering handing 29-year-old North Queensland second-rower Gavin Cooper a State of Origin debut this season. Meninga tells RLW that while the broken cheekbone to Sydney Roosters back-rower Aiden Guerra has potentially opened up a spot on the left edge in the Maroons’ side for Origin One against… View Article

WHY DALEY HAS TO PICK MALONEY

IF Blues coach Laurie Daley was picking his halves purely off the back of attacking numbers then it’s a no-brainer . . .  James Maloney would be his No.6.  In the opening seven rounds of the competition, the crafty playmaker has racked up six linebreak assists (third in NRL), six try assists (third in NRL)… View Article

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Queensland Origin Contenders 2015: The Backs

We’re now just a month away from the Game One teams announcements, and with injuries, suspensions and form slumps wreaking havoc across the NRL already this year we might be in for a few surprises when the squads are finally named. We continue our look at the men competing for spots as we run the rule

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New South Wales Origin Contenders 2015: The Backs

We’re now just a month away from the Game One teams announcements, and with injuries, suspensions and form slumps wreaking havoc across the NRL already this year we might be in for a few surprises when the squads are finally named. We begin our look at the men competing for spots in what could be the

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MARSHALL BACKS RICHARDS FOR ORIGIN

DRAGONS playmaker Benji Marshall has backed veteran Pat Richards for the vacant NSW wing spot following the injury to Brett Morris. Morris is expected to be out for up to three months with a hamstring tear, but Marshall says his former Tigers team-mate, who recently turned 33, could easily fill the void. “I think he… View Article

NSW FULLBACK RACE DOWN TO THREE

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley has revealed the three men who are in-line to replace Jarryd Hayne at fullback in this year’s State of Origin series. Daley has been left to find a new No.1 following Hayne’s departure to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. The three players who he is considering are Manly’s… View Article

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Keary Eligibility reaches Kickstarter

South Sydney Rabbitohs five-eight Luke Keary’s eligibility has seen crowdfunding app Kickstarter used as tool in the annual rivalry around State of Origin.  A group of Queenslander‘s calling themselves the ‘Queensland Sports Fans’ have launched an early and jovial attack on their rivals south of the border in a very unusal way.  The Queenslanders have used

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EX-CRICKETER STUART CLARK JOINS NSWRL

FORMER Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark has been appointed chief operating officer of the NSW Rugby League. Clark, 39, who was boss of the Sydney Sixers Big Bash team, will start his new role on March 9. ‘‘We are really excited to have a person of his quality joining us,’’ said NSWRL chief executive David… View Article

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