Michael Chammas The talking points about this weekend's round 12 NRL matches.
State of Origin: Mitchell Pearce says he regrets running the ball when Trent Hodkinson was set up for field goal
Michael Chammas NSW five-eighth Mitchell Pearce says he regrets the decision to run the ball when halfback Trent Hodkinson was set up for a field goal that would have given the Blues a one-point lead with eight...
Michael Chammas The man who sunk the hopes of a state with a long-range field goal to deny NSW a series victory in 2012 has done it again, this time sinking the boot into NSW in the opening game of the series.
Michael Chammas and Brad Walter The Manly Sea Eagles have stepped up their bid to entice Daly Cherry-Evans to renege on his deal with the Titans, earmarking Greg Bird as their next recruitment target.
Michael Chammas What does TRU stand for? They are three secret words that are inspiring NSW in their State of Origin defence.
Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley admits his side's capitulation in game three last year left a sour taste in his mouth after leading the Blues to a long-awaited series victory.
State of Origin: 'They hate me but that's fine because I hate them just as much', says Blues captain Robbie Farah
Michael Chammas NSW Blues captain Robbie Farah has embraced the Queensland hate that Paul Gallen has carried on his shoulders for the best part of a decade.
Michael Chammas Trent Barrett is poised to make a dramatic mid-season switch from the Penrith Panthers to join the Manly Sea Eagles as assistant to beleaguered coach Geoff Toovey.
Michael Chammas The Melbourne Storm have sounded out Parramatta Eels boss Scott Seward as a potential replacement for departing chief executive Mark Evans.
State of Origin: Andrew Fifita thought angry rampage in Manchester hotel room would cost him representative career
Michael Chammas An angry rampage through a Manchester hotel that damaged property during the 2013 World Cup was the incident Andrew Fifita believed could end his representative career.
Michael Chammas They are the red, white and bluesters who make up almost a quarter of Laurie Daley's NSW team for game one.
Michael Chammas Engulfed in another rugby league scandal and trapped in the loneliness it sent him into, Greg Bird thought about throwing in the towel.
Michael Chammas From bash brother to brother bash: suspended NSW enforcer Greg Bird will put his body on the line this weekend as he helps his teammates prepare.
Michael Chammas They are the baby bash brothers Blues captain Robbie Farah believes will lead NSW through a decade of dominance in the State of Origin arena.
Michael Carayannis and Michael Chammas NSW officials went into lockdown when quizzed over mysterious bio-patches the players have been instructed to keep attached to their arms until kick-off.
State of Origin: Jarryd Hayne was our Darren Lockyer and Andrew Johns: Josh Morris says fullback's departure leaves huge hole
Michael Chammas Josh Morris has compared Jarryd Hayne's heroics last Origin to Andrew Johns and Darren Lockyer, with Josh Dugan admitting he has huge shoes to fill.
State of Origin: Andrew Fifita knocks back Laurie Daley's offer to miss game one for birth of his daughter
Michael Chammas NSW prop Andrew Fifita has knocked back Laurie Daley's offer to stand down from next Wednesday's State of Origin series opener as he awaits the birth of his second child on the same day.
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart dumbfounded by double movement call: "It looked like his OzTag tag fell off"
Michael Chammas Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart was seething at the match officials after they rejected what he believes was "a try everyday of the week" for his side in the loss to the Dragons on Sunday.
Michael Chammas Very few expected St George Illawarra to be sitting atop the NRL ladder heading into the Origin period but coach Paul McGregor insists his side are still earning the respect of the rest of the...
Michael Chammas Pearce looks certain to return to the NSW side after missing last year's series following an off-field misdemeanour, however there is a late push from his Roosters teammate to dethrone Trent...