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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

State of Origin: Queensland coach Mal Meninga says Maroons want State of Origin revenge

Brad Walter Queensland have been waiting since last year's 6-4 defeat at ANZ Stadium for the chance to avenge their first series loss in nine years

State of Origin: Why Beau Scott won't be able to target Johnathan Thurston

 Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys.

Brad Walter Beau Scott provided the blueprint for how to unsettle Johnathan Thurston, but the star playmaker has changed his game.

State of Origin: Lowest NRL crowds suggest it's time for stand-alone matches

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Brad Walter Promoting NRL games without Origin stars is like trying to sell tickets to a Rolling Stones concert without Mick Jagger.

Jason Taylor says Wests Tigers can't rely on playing like it's 2005

Feeling it: Tim Simona receives some attention.

Brad Walter Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor called on fans to stick by his team as they set around changing the style of play the joint venture club is renowned for.

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North Queensland Cowboys outlast Wests Tigers with points at a premium

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23:  Tim Simona of the Tigers is tackled during the round 11 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on May 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter A 77th minute try by North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saved the Wests Tigers v Cowboys match at Campbelltown Stadium the embarrassment of being the lowest scoring match in 33 years.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs young guns earn praise after win over Parramatta Eels

Dumped: Aaron Gray is sent to the turf.

Brad Walter Rookie hooker Cameron McInnes scored the match winner, while winger Aaron Gray took his tally of tries to five in four NRL matches with a double.

Goalkicking cost Parramatta Eels another win, says coach Brad Arthur

Breaking the line: Cameron McInnes' try proved the difference on Friday night.

Brad Walter Parramatta coach Brad Arthur was left bemoaning his team's inability to kick a goal in the last two weeks after the Eels crashed to another narrow loss to South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

South Sydney Rabbitohs' win over Parramatta Eels their first without Adam Reynolds

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22:  Cameron McInnes of the Rabbitohs scores a try during the round 11 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on May 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Until Cameron McInnes's 75th-minute try, it appeared Parramatta were set to end a bad week on a high note, following the salary cap dramas that cost them a $525,000 fine.

Issac Luke's exit 'bittersweet' for South Sydney Rabbitohs rake Cameron McInnes

Looking for permanent role: Rabbitohs hooker Cameron McInnes.

Brad Walter Why South Sydney coach Michael Maguire decided to start with rookie Cameron McInnes at hooker over Issac Luke.

NRL seize chance to force governance reform at Parramatta Eels

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Brad Walter Until now the NRL has had no real influence over a club whose licenced operation made a $6.5 million profit from a turnover of $85 million last yea

State of Origin: NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley says Trent Hodkinson will call the shots in game one

Seven and six: Trent Hodkinson and Mitchell Pearce at Tuesday's announcement.

Brad Walter Mitchell Pearce to play the role of a ball runner in Blues side with six changes from the final game of last year's Origin series triumph

South Sydney Rabbitohs prop Thomas Burgess insists NFL interest is not the reason he only signed a one year deal

Brad Walter Tom Burgess is watching Hayne's transition with keen interest and believes that if he succeeds it could pave the way for other NRL players.

State of Origin: Blues back Mitchell Pearce 'a better player' on return to NSW

Redemption: Mitchell Pearce is back in the NSW team.

Brad Walter Recalled NSW playmaker Mitchell Pearce says he no longer feels burdened by the pressure to lead the team to a series win.

Josh Jackson to start for NSW Blues, as Andrew Fifita edges out Luke Lewis on bench

Starting in his Origin debut: Canterbury forward Josh Jackson.

Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley signals a changing of the guard with new-look Blues squad.

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Alex McKinnon legal action would be uncomfortable for all

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Brad Walter It is one of the reasons the former Newcastle forward is reluctant to go ahead with legal action against the NRL and Melbourne Storm.

NSW coach Laurie Daley set to ignore injury concerns over Will Hopoate

Will Hopoate of the Eels looks on during the round 10 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the New Zealand Warriors at Pirtek Stadium.

Brad Walter The Blues have been advised by Parramatta officials that Hopoate may struggle with the demands of Origin

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State of Origin: Injury to Paul Gallen could see five new faces in NSW Blues team

Back in Origin mix: Andrew Fifita.

Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley set to ring the changes, with Anthony Watmough and Luke Lewis believed to facing the sack for Origin I.

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From booze culture to Blues culture: No bonding sessions in NSW camp for State of Origin

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Brad Walter Last year Laurie Daley changed the culture within the NSW team and newcomers this season will be expected to conform.

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Boyd Cordner and Josh Jackson in head-to-head battle for NSW Blues berth

Hitting top form: Boyd Cordner.

Brad Walter The availability of NSW captain Paul Gallen means there is unlikely to be room for both Boyd Cordner and Josh Jackson

Rule that angered Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary was voted for by NRL coaches

Superhuman: Kevin Naiqama of the Tigers keeps the ball in play for James Tedesco to score.

Brad Walter NRL referees boss Tony Archer says that if the rule Ivan Cleary complained about was altered the game would be robbed of spectacular tries like the one created by Kevin Naiqama two weeks ago.

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