Glenn Jackson NSW will need to defy history if they are to win the second State of Origin. We know this, of course. But do we quite know the scope of the challenge?
Glenn Jackson REFEREES coaches Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper were back at work yesterday despite the ongoing review into their positions.
Glenn Jackson NRL referees' boss Bill Harrigan has foreshadowed the end of the contentious benefit of the doubt rule as we know it - provided he is around long enough to implement the change.
Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.
Glenn Jackson AFTER all the debate and intrigue - and most recently the injury - Sonny Bill Williams is set to be formally unveiled as Sydney Roosters' marquee signing on Tuesday.
Glenn Jackson THE benefit-of-the-doubt rule, grounding and obstruction are the priorities of the new referees boss Daniel Anderson, judging by a survey put together by him and bound for NRL coaches.
Glenn Jackson THEY rose almost as one to vent their anger about the outlawing of the shoulder charge, while some expressed their frustration that they were not asked first.
Glenn Jackson One coach was pleased and proud, the other not so. But can you pick the two without knowing? Eels coach Ricky Stuart, quite remarkably, said the 20-16 loss to the Bulldogs made him feel better than...
Glenn Jackson While Blues coach Ricky Stuart has made his displeasure clear about travelling to Melbourne for game one of another crucial State of Origin series for NSW, Jarryd Hayne can see the brighter side.
Glenn Jackson While NSW coach Ricky Stuart has made his displeasure clear about travelling to Melbourne for game one of another crucial series for the Blues, Jarryd Hayne can see a brighter side.
Glenn Jackson THE dust has only just settled since the rage over refereeing decisions in State of Origin I - now it could be stirred up again.
Glenn Jackson REFEREES boss Bill Harrigan would have supported Manly player Tony Williams being sent off for the lifting tackle that has resulted in the forward being suspended until round 11.