Phil Lutton Matt Scott and David Shillington both took phone calls from Queensland selectors before the second State of Origin. Only one of them had cause for celebration when they got off the line.
Phil Lutton Queensland selectors are set to unleash Canberra backrower Josh Papalii in State of Origin II as part of a revamp that is also likely to feature Manly's classy number seven Daly Cherry-Evans.
Phil Lutton Queensland has played down Josh Papalii’s role as a 'Gallen stopper' in State of Origin II but the thunderous Maroons rookie says he won’t take a backward step if things heat up at Suncorp Stadium.
Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane
Phil Lutton Breaking up is hard to do. But sometimes people, footballers even, just grow apart. Sigh.
Phil Lutton As Mitchell Pearce continues his quest for Origin fulfilment, Cooper Cronk's cup runneth over.
Phil Lutton The Queensland coach Mal Meninga says Boyd has until Friday to prove his fitness.
Phil Lutton Chris McQueen still loves the tracksuits. He can't help himself. It's a byproduct of a footballing childhood where picking up a haul of free gear was one of the best things about making the district...
Phil Lutton and Chris Barrett A bruised and battered Nate Myles emerged from the Queensland dressing rooms to defend his tackling technique after it was called into question by NSW fullback Jarryd Hayne, who has accused him of...
Phil Lutton, Marissa Calligeros Queensland's State of Origin preparations were thrown off course on Wednesday as the Ben Te'o saga engulfed the Coolum camp when Katie Lewis, the woman who alleges he assaulted her, took her case to...
Phil Lutton With just over a week until the Origin teams are named, Phil Lutton runs the rule over Queensland and NSW candidates from the Broncos-Titans derby.
Phil Lutton Fullback? Hooker? Try both. Mop-haired rookie Jake Granville hasn't been a big one for convention as he edges closer to an NRL debut with the Broncos.
Phil Lutton Josh McGuire is thanking his lucky stars he can play against the Titans on Friday. But that doesn’t mean he’s about to deliver a gushing apology for whacking Parramatta’s Mitchell Allgood at the...
Phil Lutton Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin says the club has no concerns about Corey Norman after the fullback found himself mixed up in the scandal in which Ben Te'o has been accused of assaulting a woman.
Phil Lutton One round to play, one spot to fill. Queensland selectors will keep an eagle eye on this weekend's NRL games before deciding on a key final addition to their State of Origin stocks.
Phil Lutton Queensland will have at least one new face and one controversial inclusion on the bench after naming its extended squad for the State of Origin opener on June 5 in Sydney.