State Of Origin

Newcastle Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson wants last NRL game in Brisbane to be a triumph

Brett Keeble Departing Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson never played in a State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium.

League

Alex McKinnon's inspiring tale leads to State of Origin hostilities being cast aside

Courageous: Alex McKinnon is making progress.

Michael Carayannis State of Origin hostilities were briefly put to one side when rival captains Paul Gallen and Cameron Smith helped launch the “RiseForAlex” round in honour of Newcastle’s Alex...

League

Melbourne Storm forward Tohu Harris hoping for injury-free State of Origin finale

Breathing fire against the Dragons: Melbourne forward Tohu Harris attempts to break a tackle.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm has fingers crossed as five stars play in State of Origin III on Wednesday night.

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League

State of Origin: Why the Blues need to win game three

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Phil Gould 1. Never get tired of winning, Blues

State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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Phil Lutton State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW

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State of Origin winners and losers

Laurie Daley, Cooper Cronk, Jarryd Hayne

Phil Lutton Who fired and who floundered in this year's Origin series?

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League

The State of Origin economy: What is the cost of success?

Proud moment: Paul Gallen lifts the State of Origin shield.

Michael Chammas State of Origin is rugby league’s golden goose. But how much does it cost, how much does it bring in, and who benefits?

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League

State of Origin: Channel Nine get shirty over rival reports

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord You would have thought all the stories about Arthur Beetson and the birth of Origin had already been told.

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Geoff Toovey gave Daly Cherry-Evans a run to take his mind off State of Origin loss

Tonic: Daly Cherry-Evans (right) congratulates Tom Symonds on a try against the Sharks.

Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey contemplated resting Daly Cherry-Evans on Saturday night but insists the halfback wanted to move on from the disappointment of Origin.

League

David Gyngell unmoved by calls to reschedule State of Origin

Big hitter: Last Wednesday night’s match was the most watched in Origin history.

Brad Walter Channel Nine boss David Gyngell has rejected suggestions his network is inflexible on the scheduling of the State of Origin series.

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State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

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Phil Lutton State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

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League

Johnathan Thurston and Queensland lose their heads on State of Origin spite night

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Adrian Proszenko We are accustomed to seeing Queensland, when they are behind with a couple of minutes to go, showing plenty of fight. But never like this.

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League

Laurie Daley not worried by Maroons State of Origin mind games

Ian McCullough NSW coach Laurie Daley says his side won't fall for any of Queensland's mind games ahead of State of Origin two at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday.

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Daly Cherry-Evans firms for State of Origin selection

Daly Cherry-Evans at Maroons training this week.

Phil Lutton Daly Cherry-Evans ticks every box required for Maroons medical staff.

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League

State of Origin: Greg Bird strikes back at 'hypocritical' Brent Tate over dog shot

Brent Tate of the Maroons punches Greg Bird of the Blues during game three of the 2012 State of Origin series.

Michael Chammas NSW lock Greg Bird has not forgotten the punch to the head he copped from Brent Tate in State of Origin two years ago, labelling the Queensland centre a hypocrite for lashing out against Josh...

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League

State of Origin: Josh Dugan has many strings to his bow

Back in blue: Dugan has been picked for his attacking and defensive abilities.

Brad Walter When Jarryd Hayne played on the wing in the 2012 State of Origin series, the Blues had a call for him to shift closer to the ruck in a second fullback role and they may do the same for Josh Dugan on...

It's been 3270 days since NSW last won the State of Origin

Paul Gallen (L) and Anthony Watmough

It's been a long, long time since NSW last won the State of Origin.

Ultimate League

Ultimate League coaches must weigh up State of Origin issues

Flyer: Sam Tomkins of the Warriors.

Chris Boulous As we enter the business end of the representative season, it is also time for Ultimate League coaches to consider what I call the BIS factor for their players.

Discord

Ditching Test and shifting Nines could help solve State of Origin conundrum

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord When you think about it, the State of Origin scheduling conundrum is already one-third solved.

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League

State of Origin: Johnathan Thurston adds his weight to calls for stand-alone games

Hard work: Johnathan Thurston  says the intensity of Origin football is making it hard for players to perform well for their clubs.

Adrian Proszenko Johnathan Thurston is the latest star to back calls for stand-alone State of Origin games, saying the intensity of the series is making it almost impossible to back up for club games.