PNG TO HOST STATE OF ORIGIN?

PAPUA New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill has reached out to new Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to host a State of Origin match in the next few years. In a release congratulating premier Palaszczuk on her election win, O’Neill expressed the need for PNG and Queensland to continue and build on their strong relationship and… View Article

CRONK QUESTIONS NRL SCHEDULE

MELBOURNE Storm and Australian halfback Cooper Cronk has again raised the issue of player burnout pointing to the amount of footy in the current jam packed NRL season. The Queensland Origin star is called upon to play from the trials in February to the…

QUEENSLAND EMERGING ORIGIN & MAROONS SQUAD ANNOUNCED

QUEENSLAND Rugby League have continued on with their QAS program and named their 2015 Emerging Origin squad along with an Emerging Maroons Squad. The Emerging Origin squad consists of 18 NRL players while the Emerging Maroons squad consists of 26 playe…

QLD WOMEN’S RUGBY LEAGUE NUMBERS BOOMING

THE participation rate of women in rugby league has more than doubled in Queensland in the past two years. The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) has released astounding figures that show registered females in the game have risen from 1904 in 2012 to 3831 in 2014 across the state’s three divisions of South East, Central and… View Article

QLD WOMEN EXTEND DOMINANCE OVER NSW

QUEENSLAND have maintained their 16th consecutive victory over New South Wales with a 26-10 victory in the Women’s Interstate Challenge at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday. From the first minute, Queensland were on the attack after re-gathering possession courtesy of a swirling kick-off. Inspiring defence by New South Wales however, managed to shutout any hopes of… View Article

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Where to now for Queensland?

Nick Fray, Origin Online and Over the Line Sports   Eight in a row – it’s a good run in any competitive arena, and anyone who accomplishes such a feat has earned the right to reflet proudly upon such an achievement when the end finally comes. Unfortunately, whilst history is nice, the present, and indeed

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‘BLUES TO DOMINATE FOR YEARS TO COME’

NSW State of Origin great Steve Mortimer says there is no chance of the Blues losing intensity with the series having already been won, declaring that after eight straight series losses to Queensland “they haven’t had their fill yet”. Mortimer, who holds a unique place in Origin history as the first player to captain NSW… Read More

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THURSTON, AN ORIGIN FREAK

Maroons coach Mal Meninga has lauded Maroons ace Johnathan Thurston who reaches an unprecedented 30 consecutive Origin matches in tonight’s encounter. Thurston sat out the last 25 minutes of last Sunday’s training session after knocking his knee, however, Meninga says the halfback is no danger of breaking his remarkable streak which has seen him play… Read More

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SMITH: CRONK COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE

Queensland captain Cameron Smith says the return of halfback Cooper Cronk to the Origin fold will go a long way to preventing the Maroons suffering a 3-0 series defeat tomorrow night. Cronk has missed all but 10 minutes of the 2014 series after fractur…

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