State Of Origin

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State of Origin scheduling: Six questions for six experts

Brad Walter State of Origin is the pinnacle of the game and every match just keeps getting bigger, but each year the calls for changes to the scheduling grow louder.

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Greg Bird to put every fibre of his being into State of Origin Bluewash

Determined: Greg Bird is hellbent on ensuring NSW finish the series with a third straight win.

Adrian Proszenko After kicking the winning penalty goal in the Gold Coast's controversial win over Melbourne in April, Greg Bird landed another blow.

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State of Origin success helps give James Tamou that dinky-di feeling

New outlook: NSW front-rower James Tamou believes the Blues now have the formula for bringing down Queensland.

Michael Chammas When it comes to controversial eligibility selections, James Tamou is right up there with Greg Inglis and Israel Folau.

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Stingy Blues close in on State of Origin defensive record

No try: Jarryd Hayne stops Sam Thaiday from scoring.

Michael Chammas They have broken Queensland's eight-year dominance, now NSW are on the verge of becoming the greatest defensive team in State of Origin history.

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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...

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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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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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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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State of Origin: Channel Nine get shirty over rival reports

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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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State of Origin: NSW to set up their own version of Queensland's FOGS

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Adrian Proszenko NSW will set up their own version of Queensland's famed Former Origin Greats [FOGS] program in time for next year's State of Origin series.

State of Origin: Maroons name Cooper Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Matt Scott talk tactics with Matt Gillett during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session.

Phil Lutton Cooper Cronk has been named to make his return from a broken arm and Corey Parker returns from a facial injury as the Maroons bolster their Origin squad for game three of the series.

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State of Origin: Miraculous recovery lets Josh Morris break free of brother's shadow

Central battle: Josh Morris and Greg Inglis in Origin I.

Michael Chammas He left St George Illawarra to forge his own identity, but Josh Morris' finest moment in rugby league may be be something he will yet again have to share with his twin brother.

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State of Origin: Blues' clarion call pivotal in getting Trent Hodkinson over the line

Match-winner: Trent Hodkinson beats the Maroons defenders to dive over for NSW.

Michael Carayannis A simple "Blues" call was all it took for Trent Hodkinson to end Queensland's State of Origin dominance.

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State of Origin II: Queensland selectors to wait on Greg Inglis, Billy Slater injuries

War wound: Billy Slater receives attention in Origin I.

Phil Lutton Queensland selectors will resist the urge to shake up their Origin side and give injured stars like Greg Inglis and Billy Slater every opportunity to prove their fitness before game two in Sydney...

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Trent Merrin clinches State of Origin spot after heroics against Sharks

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Brad Walter A remarkable 47-minute stint in which Trent Merrin ran the ball 264 metres against Cronulla on Saturday night has earned the St George Illawarra forward the chance to be a part of history by...

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State of Origin: Raudonikis, Mortimer urge Reynolds to maintain the rage against Maroons

Mind on job: Josh Reynolds has been urged to ignore the outcry caused by this tackle in Origin I.

Daniel Lane Tommy Raudonikis and Steve Mortimer, two NSW greats from State of Origin’s pioneering days, urged Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds to ignore the people who bayed for his blood after the Brent Tate...

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State of Origin: Your Twitter guide

Origin of the species: It's #9inarow versus #oneinarow.

Rose Powell The Maroons and the Blues are limbering up for the State of Origin game. So is Twitter. Here are the hashtags to watch.

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NSW Blues greats enjoy festive spirit in hostile territory for State of Origin opener

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Brad Walter Caxton Street was once so hostile for anyone from NSW that police banned the Blues team bus from driving down the road on the way to Suncorp Stadium, but with the Maroons domination it is more like a...