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QRL TO HONOUR EIGHT-YEAR STREAK PLAYERS

The Queensland Rugby League will be celebrating the Maroons eight-straight Origin series wins next Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium. Former players who played for Queensland during the famous streak will be guests at next week’s final Origin match for 2014 and will be formerly acknowledged at half time. They will subsequently form a guard of… Read More

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ROACH: PREPARE FOR A POINTS-FEST!

NSW great Steve Roach is tipping State of Origin III to open up into a points-fest at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday. After a total of just 30 points were scored in the first two games of the series – including a dour, niggling, 6-4 win to the Blues at ANZ Stadium in Origin II –… Read More

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HAYNE SACKED

Senior referee Shayne Hayne has been sacked from Origin three. Hayne will be replaced by Gerard Sutton who will act as assistant referee to Ben Cummins. Referee’s Elite Performance Manager Tony Archer says Cummins and Sutton are the best combination for the game. “Gerard Sutton was close to selection for the first two matches and… Read More

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CORDNER KEEN TO PRESS ORIGIN CLAIMS

ROOSTERS back-rower Boyd Cordner says he’d relish the chance to help the New South Wales side to an Origin series whitewash in Brisbane. Cordner has been sidelined since round 10 with an ankle injury, but is set to return to the field this Friday against the Sea Eagles. With Anthony Watmough sidelined due to suspension… Read More

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GAGAI NO CHANCE FOR ORIGIN THREE

TWO–try centre Dane Gagai is banned from the Queensland State of Origin team this year, Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett has revealed. Gagai was a star as the Knights snapped a seven-match losing streak 36-28 at Hunter Stadium and extended North Queensland’s winless streak away from home to 296 days. Gagai was disciplined for going AWOL… Read More

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JENNINGS SIDELINED

ROOSTERS centre Michael Jennings suffered a tendon tear of the left lat dorsi in Wednesday night’s State of Origin match. The NSW Blues star will be out for six weeks after scans confirmed the extent of the injury. Jennings will not need surgery on the injury, however he will be unavailable for the Origin Three… Read More

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ORIGIN II IN PICTURES

It was a game that thrilled, entertained and left us begging for more. So here are some of the best snaps from one of the most memorable nights in Origin history.                        

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WATMOUGH OUT FOR FOUR GAMES

NSW Blues forward Anthony Watmough has failed to have his dangerous throw charge downgraded at the NRL judiciary tonight. Subsequently, Watmough will be sidelined for four matches – including Origin Three. The Manly star was charged with a grade two dangerous throw on Maroons prop Nate Myles in the 41st minute of last night’s Origin… Read More

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WATMOUGH TO CHALLENGE CHARGE

BLUES forward Anthony Watmough will contest a grade two dangerous throw charge at the NRL Judiciary tonight. The Manly star was put on report in the 41st minute of Origin Two for the effort on Maroons forward Nate Myles. Watmough is facing up to four w…

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