NSW debutant Nathan Peats and skipper Boyd Cordner were among an emotional bunch of Blues players to shed tears at a heartfelt team gathering in Kingscliff on Tuesday night.
Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald
NSW five-eighth James Maloney has taken aim at the NRL, venting his frustrations over a perception the governing body is trying to portray the players as money hungry.
James Tedesco can see the irony in reuniting with former Tigers coach Jason Taylor at the Roosters next season, but he insists there's no bad blood between the pair.
Jack Bird doesn't know when his body will give up on him, but he knows it's a possibility. His childhood battle with rheumatoid arthritis has been well documented, which is why he knows he needs to make the most out of his career before it is taken away from him.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg is set to come under fire with the ARL Commission launching an internal enquiry into last week's botched funding negotiations with the clubs.
The decision to overlook Robbie Farah in favour of Nathan Peats is a clear indication of the NSW coach's desire to get his halves early ball.
It's almost three years ago to the day. Suncorp Stadium. May 28, 2014. And NSW staring down the barrel of nine straight series defeats. Enter Jarryd Hayne.
Peter Wallace has officially been ruled out of the State of Origin series opener, making way for fiery Titans hooker Nathan Peats to make his NSW debut in game one.
The ruling out of Peter Wallace opens the way for fiery Titans hooker Nathan Peats to make his NSW debut in game one.
Gold Coast hooker Nathan Peats has been called into NSW camp and is in line to make his Origin debut after Peter Wallace's dreams of a representative rendezvous were shattered in Newcastle on Sunday.