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Greg Inglis confirmed for Origin I

11:38 AM   Queensland coach Mal Meninga has confirmed Greg Inglis will play Wednesday night's State of Origin opener in Sydney after the recovering centre emerged from quarantine on Sunday.

Enigmatic Cherry-Evans keeps Manly door ajar

Decision looming:  Daly Cherry-Evans at the Maroons Origin camp.

10:14 AM   The guessing game over Daly Cherry-Evans' NRL future won't go away.

Cowboys outlast Tigers with points at a premium

Tight contest: Sauaso Sue of the Wests Tigers tries to burst through the North Queensland defence.

Brad Walter 9:51 AM   A 77th minute try by North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saved the Wests Tigers v Cowboys match at Campbelltown Stadium the embarrassment of being the lowest scoring match in 33 years.

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Hodkinson fears axe should Blues lose opening Origin

Blues brother: Trent Hodkinson meets the locals in Coffs Harbour.

Michael Carayannis 1:15 AM   Trent Hodkinson knows his Origin future is on the line come Wednesday night.

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Taylor says Tigers can't live in the past

Feeling it: Tim Simona receives some attention.

Brad Walter 10:39 PM   Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor called on fans to stick by his team as they set around changing the style of play the joint venture club is renowned for.

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Tigers rookie fled civil war for new start

Dodging a bullet: Wests Tigers rookie Obed Karwhin escaped war-torn Ivory Coast to make a new life in Sydney.

Daniel Lane 10:00 PM   Rugby league is often referred to as a battle, but Obed Karwhin has seen the real thing.

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Marc Herbert, Joe Picker injured in come-from-behind win

Gungahlin's Chris Thorley deputised ably for Marc Herbert after he left the field injured for Canberra.

Jon Tuxworth 7:09 PM    Canberra overcame injuries to former Raiders Marc Herbert and Joe Picker to advance to the semi-finals of the Country Championships with a 20-10 win over North Coast at Forster on Saturday.

Johns gives Hodkinson thumbs up

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Danny Weidler 10:00 PM   ​Trent Hodkinson will have the weight of the state on his shoulders on Wednesday night – but he will have an unexpected ally in his corner, Andrew Johns.

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Why the NSW Blues will win Origin opener

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Phil Gould 10:00 PM   They are outsiders with media and bookies alike. But this is why NSW will win the State of Origin opener

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Woods says Scott is top of the props

Blues brothers: Aaron Woods (right) and Blues coach Laurie Daley in camp at Coffs Harbour this week.

Adrian Proszenko 5:41 PM   Aaron Woods has been described by some as the game's top prop on form, but the NSW forward has no illusions about where the mantle belongs.

No Origin guarantees for Cherry-Evans

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Daly Cherry-Evans arrives at the Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre on May 19, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton 8:00 PM   Why Daly Cherry-Evans could struggle to make the Maroons 17 for game two.

Merrin puts hand up to captain Blues

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Trent Merrin poses during the New South Wales Blues State of Origin Team Announcement and Media Session at The Star on May 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   He has the right references, and Trent Merrin says he would be undaunted by the responsibility of captaining his state.

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Blues head to the ice age for Origin edge

His way: Laurie Daley changed the culture within the NSW team and newcomers will be expected to conform.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   It looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Or Austin Powers. But it could just be the secret edge that ensures the State of Origin shield remains south of the border.

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Dugan emerges as shock captaincy contender

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Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor predicts Josh Dugan will become a contender for the club captaincy if he continues his remarkable transformation from bad boy to "model citizen".

Eels boss urges NRL to look to NFL to fix salary cap mess

Optimistic: Parramatta CEO Scott Seward says the club will retain its big-name signings despite the salary cap dramas.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Parramatta CEO Scott Seward has urged the NRL to consider NFL-style trade windows and disabled lists to prevent salary cap breaches and create smoother pathways for players into the top grade.

Young pup Tyrone Phillips to make his NRL debut for Bulldogs

Sio Siua Taukeiaho of the Roosters is tackled by Tyrone Ranuku Phillips of the Bulldogs in the 2015 Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Tyrone Phillips is about to get a chance to make headlines for the right reasons.

Inglis racing to be fit for Origin opener

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Phil Lutton 6:00 PM   The clock is ticking for Greg Inglis, who has been in hospital and is racing to be healthy for the Origin opener

'Semi Trailer' parked due to driving offences

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Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any worse for Parramatta, try-scoring machine Semi Radradra is due to appear in court over a series of driving charges.

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Family man Tamou's future up in the air

Family future: James Tamou considers his options.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   The Cowboys and Blues prop is unhappy at being away from his family, so where could he end up?

Bird thought about quitting the NRL

Back in the fold: Greg Bird joins Laurie Daley and his former Blues teammates at their Coffs Harbour training base.

Michael Chammas 8:00 PM   Engulfed in another rugby league scandal and trapped in the loneliness it sent him into, Greg Bird thought about throwing in the towel.

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