State Of Origin

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NRL accused of cash grab with grand final tickets

Adrian Proszenko Rugby league has long been the working class game but there are concerns the NRL has made it unaffordable for the common fan after increasing grand final prices by up to 10 per cent since last year.

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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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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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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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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 scheduling: Six questions for six experts

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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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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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State of Origin: End of a winning run that defied belief

Queensland captain Cameron Smith after the NSW win.

Phil Lutton After eight serene years of being able to create and execute seemingly at will, Queensland's State of Origin dynasty ended in a moment of fruitless frustration, the kind of pointless arm-waving that...

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Josh Reynolds and Johnathan Thurston bury hatchet after State of Origin headbutt incident

Josh Reynolds and Johnathan Thurston shake hands after their spiteful Origin clash.

Ben Horne and Laine Clark Fiery NSW playmaker Josh Reynolds went out of his way to ensure there was no bad blood between he and Johnathan Thurston, but the Queensland star says it was he who needed to apologise.

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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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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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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.