Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley has two different teams and game plans pencilled in for game one of the State of Origin series that revolve around which position skipper Paul Gallen plays for the Blues.
Michael Chammas Whatever Ricky Stuart said to Todd Carney over coffee yesterday must have hit the mark.
Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have struggled to score points since Darius Boyd's defection to Newcastle but former Dragons lock Dean Young believes Josh Dugan can solve their attacking woes.
Michael Chammas IF there are any words of advice Todd Carney and James Maloney should take on board if they are thrown the NSW No.6 jersey, it's Trent Barrett's summation of State of Origin.
Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round nine.
Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes Michael Gordon is ready for an Origin recall after Brett Stewart and Brett Morris were all but ruled out of the opener to the interstate series.
Michael Chammas The Wests Tigers' season has been thrown into disarray after three of their key players suffered serious injuries in their side's 20-10 loss to Brisbane at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.
Michael Chammas Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has to decide whether to take a gamble on 18-year-old sensation Luke Brooks or recall Jacob Miller for Friday's showdown with Canterbury.
Michael Chammas James Maloney had one hand on the NSW No.6 jersey last year, but as he puts it, "it all went to shit from there".
Michael Chammas NSW are likely to use the lowest number of City-Country players in this year's State of Origin series since Queensland's dominance began in 2006.
Michael Chammas Country skipper Michael Ennis believes Boyd Cordner, Josh Jackson and Tariq Sims are destined to play for Australia.
Michael Chammas All eyes were on James Maloney in his State of Origin audition but in the end it was Adam Reynolds who stole the show in a losing side.
Michael Chammas LAURIE DALEY and Brad Fittler are contemplating picking five halves in the City side for a match that often results in Origin hopefuls playing themselves out of, rather than into, Blues contention.
Michael Chammas NSW officials are planning to provide ASADA with a squad of Blues players they want exempted from questioning over the NRL doping scandal during the State of Origin series.
State Of Origin
Michael Chammas The trio NSW coach Laurie Daley had earmarked as his Origin X-factors have had very little impact at club level this season and has left the Blues mentor scratching for answers.
Michael Chammas NSW Rugby League has reappointed Mark Noakes as Blues trainer, despite his sacking by the Sharks due to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation into the club.
Michael Chammas All the NRL team news as the sides are named with all eyes on the Bulldogs and Ben Barba.
Michael Chammas South Sydney coach Michael Maguire believes Adam Reynolds is ready for State of Origin but has urged NSW not to overlook the man playing alongside him.
Michael Chammas South Sydney's promising future became a little brighter on Wednesday afternoon with forwards Luke Burgess and Chris McQueen signing new deals to remain at the club until the end of 2015.
Michael Chammas IT IS a long way from State of Origin, but Willie Mason believes his return to representative football could continue beyond this Saturday night's All Stars match in Brisbane.