Phil Lutton Earlier in the season, when Ricky Stuart eyed off this fixture at Suncorp Stadium, a small part of him would have been elated for his Parramatta Eels to be carved up by a sensational Broncos fullback.
Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Eels
Phil Lutton For a man whose involvement in any given week of the NRL is as predictable as Melbourne weather, this was about as definitive as it gets.
Phil Lutton Justin Hodges isn't going out like this. The champion Broncos centre knows a second ruptured Achilles has ended his season but insists it won't end his NRL career.
Phil Lutton It began with a flurry of punches and jokes about the size of Nate Myles' head and ended with a greased-up streaker deploying the most questionable tackle in Origin history.
Phil Lutton Queensland Origin star Ben Te'o won't be charged in relation to an assault allegation stemming from an incident in April.
Phil Lutton Justin Hodges speaks to Phil Lutton about his Origin future, why the fights mean nothing and how he's always been happy to play the villain in NSW.
Phil Lutton Maroons coach Mal Meninga has swiftly poured cold water on a Gold Coast push to host an Origin at Metricon Stadium ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Phil Lutton Trevor Gillmeister, one of the best defenders rugby league has seen, has made a post-football career by teaching the dark art of how to scythe a man in twain.
Phil Lutton It was 22 minutes, hopelessly out of position but never out of his depth. Daly Cherry-Evans is only 24 but after patiently waiting for his first Origin chance, he looked as if he'd played a dozen.
Phil Lutton Greg Inglis says Darius Boyd, media recluse and Origin try machine, does all the talking he needs on the field.
Phil Lutton Greg Inglis has made systematically crushing the dreams of NSW Origin opponents somewhat of an art form.
State of Origin
Phil Lutton Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Trent Merrin's attack to the head of Brent Tate in game two typified the lack of respect NSW took to Suncorp Stadium a fortnight ago.
Phil Lutton Momentum belongs to Queensland heading into the Origin decider but the reawakened Maroons must contend with an unflattering record at ANZ Stadium if they want to seal an eighth-consecutive series.
Phil Lutton The setting was different, the names were the same. Queensland has unveiled an unchanged 17-man squad as the Maroons try to stretch their interstate domination to eight years.
Phil Lutton The Broncos must throw the kitchen sink at Ben Barba if he follows through with plans for a move north, writes Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton Johnathan Thurston may have climbed out of a hospital bed to decimate the Blues but he had enough energy after the game to take aim at Trent Merrin’s ‘king hit’ on Maroons winger Brent Tate.