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Meninga puts to rest Inglis Slater debate

XXXX Queensland Maroons Coach Mal Meninga put to bed speclation that greg Inglis could unseat Billy Slater as the Queensland fullback this Origin series. Talking to Triple M NRL Meninga told Matty Johns, Gordon Tallis and Paul Kent that Slater will be the fullback, Inglis will play centre, Thurston and Cronl will be the halves

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Sterlo picks his Blues Bolters

Champion Blues Halfback Peter Stirling selected his bolters for the NSW Blues side to be named in a couple of weeks.  A part of Triple M’s Rush Hour, Stirling gave his thoughts on the first 17 to be selected for Game 1. Sterlo has a huge wrap on Bulldogs back-rower Josh Jackson.  “There are probably

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VB giving away Blues gear

As is common around origin time the beer companies are giving away plenty of parafonalia with their brands blazened across them.  Whats different this year is that VB is giving away official jerseys and official VB Blues Merchandise. Check out the offering here

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Tate to go around again

BRENT Tate’s Origin series will almost certainly be his swan song after the veteran Queensland centre signed a 12-month extension with the Cowboys. The Courier-Mail understands Tate will retire from Origin football after this year’s campaign to concentrate on the Cowboys next year. The Cowboys will not pressure Tate to quit representative football, but the

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Tallis: Maroons Big Men vying for Qld Spots

IT is time for Queensland’s forwards to stand up and show who really wants to play Origin this year. I expect Mal Meninga will show a lot of faith with the team that delivered an eighth straight series win last year, but there are some positions that are safer than others. Mal doesn’t mince his

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2013 State of Origin Series Recap

The 2013 State of Origin series was the 33rd time the annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams was played entirely under ‘state of origin’ rules. It was the first series to be administered by the Australian Rugby League Commission which was created in a major re-structure of the

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Gutted Daley almost quit Blues: Gallen

NSW captain Paul Gallen has revealed that a devastated Blues coach Laurie Daley nearly relinquished the role after his charges’ heartbreaking loss to Queensland in last year’s Origin series. “He wasn’t going to do the job again this year; he was shattered after last year – as we all were,” Gallen told SportsFan.com.au. Gallen also

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THE NEW BEETSON!

Brad Fittler says he revels in the joy of coaching Andrew Fifita in the City team, describing him as “a freak – unbelievable, really”. For the second year running, Fifita made a big impression playing for City against Country in the game that ended in a 26-26 draw at Dubbo on Sunday. He is a… Read More

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HAYNE AND THE ORIGIN DREAM

JARRYD Hayne spoke with Rugby League Week in 2012 about what it’s like to play your first game of State of Origin. Here, for the first time on-line, is that story…   MY DEBUT Origin series was one of the highlights of my career, but looking back now, I can honestly say I thought I… Read More

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BABY BLUES BASH QUEENSLAND

NEW South Wales have continued their dominance over Queensland at Under-20s level, winning their third consecutive Darren Lockyer Shield by 30-8 at Sportingbet Stadium in Penrith. Queensland are still yet to taste success in this fixture since the inau…

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