Glenn Jackson After eight straight series defeats, where do you turn? In NSW's case, following Queensland's record era of State of Origin dominance, you turn to the dark side. Dark as in black; as in All Black.
Glenn Jackson Melbourne's premiership defence has been shaken by an uncharacteristic performance, two controversial video referee calls and an ugly tackle on Sisa Waqa which resulted in the winger being taken to...
Glenn Jackson A hoodoo is broken and South Sydney's stumble is righted swiftly. The Rabbitohs might have missed out on first place but they are still the first side into the penultimate weekend, courtesy of their...
Glenn Jackson South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis will be selected for Australia's World Cup campaign and is almost certain to tour after being effectively cleared to play despite his late-season knee troubles.
Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters stars Michael Jennings and Boyd Cordner have capped a grand-final win with selection in the Australian squad for the World Cup starting later this month.
Glenn Jackson Before this season, Andrew Fifita told his Cronulla teammates he was getting married on the Sunday after the grand final, firmly believing his Sharks would be celebrating by then.
Glenn Jackson The past and the future will be motivating the Australians in the World Cup. The Kangaroos' core players have never won the trophy - and realise that if they do not succeed this year, they never will.
Glenn Jackson Inglis has the power to run over Sonny Bill Williams, Slater has the speed to go around him.
Glenn Jackson Steve Walters, the former Canberra hooker, turned to his coach Tim Sheens one day at training and said: ''I've got Ricky Stuart calling from one side, and Laurie Daley calling from the other, who do...
Glenn Jackson As Benji Marshall's management waited for a revised offer from Wests Tigers, the five-eighth insisted he was trying to focus on his form rather than his clouded future.
Glenn Jackson For one of them, it was his first. For another, his last until this year. Now, following some key withdrawals, halfback Mitchell Pearce and second-rower Ryan Hoffman are the only link between then...
State of Origin
Glenn Jackson Before Australia decides, a decider. Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be, and so this year's Blues became the latest to be ambushed by a...
Glenn Jackson, Brisbane Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be.
Glenn Jackson Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy will prepare his squad to face its former Clive Churchill medallist, now South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis, on Friday night.
Glenn Jackson NOW, officially, the Bulldogs will ponder life without Ben Barba as they consider a release for their star fullback. Speculation has become reality. Barba wants out.
Glenn Jackson Sea Eagles leave it late to claim a major scalp but pick off Storm.
Glenn Jackson Beating the Storm when all its stars are present is a tough ask for any club.
Weathering the Storm: Bulldogs plan around Melbourne's triumvirate of power for an uphill battle without Barba
Glenn Jackson Melbourne don't lose very often. But even rarer are occasions when the Storm lose with Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Smith all in the team.
SET OF SIX
Glenn Jackson The match-review panel will be in a no-win situation when it meets to decide the fate of Manly forward Richie Fa'aoso.
Glenn Jackson A test case for the shoulder charge? Perhaps not. Really, this was closer to a test case for head clashes.