Joe Barton, Phil Lutton Melbourne Storm and NSW back-rower Ryan Hoffman says he is in no need of babysitting on a night out, but admits employing minders could help players who can't help themselves.
Phil Lutton Queensland's worst fears came true in Origin one when Greg Inglis failed to get anywhere near enough ball to terrorise NSW. The Maroons have vowed to make sure history doesn't repeat in game two.
Phil Lutton The setting was different, the names were the same. Queensland has unveiled an unchanged 17-man squad as the Maroons try to stretch their interstate domination to eight years.
Phil Lutton Momentum belongs to Queensland heading into the Origin decider but the reawakened Maroons must contend with an unflattering record at ANZ Stadium if they want to seal an eighth-consecutive series.
State of Origin
Phil Lutton Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Trent Merrin's attack to the head of Brent Tate in game two typified the lack of respect NSW took to Suncorp Stadium a fortnight ago.
Phil Lutton While the state of New South Wales inhales after good news about Paul Gallen's knee, the anxiety north of the border among those responsible for picking Queensland's Origin squad chiefly surrounds...
Phil Lutton Queensland will have at least one new face and one controversial inclusion on the bench after naming its extended squad for the State of Origin opener on June 5 in Sydney.
Phil Lutton As Mitchell Pearce continues his quest for Origin fulfilment, Cooper Cronk's cup runneth over.
State of Origin
Phil Lutton It has been suggested Mal Meninga is to rugby league coaching what John Buchanan was to Australian cricket, although with much more substantial thighs.
Phil Lutton After seven years of success, Mal Meninga remains a puppet master capable of pulling all the right strings within his Queensland side, writes Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton Queensland selectors are set to unleash Canberra backrower Josh Papalii in State of Origin II as part of a revamp that is also likely to feature Manly's classy number seven Daly Cherry-Evans.
Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane
Phil Lutton Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga has described being asked to leave a Brisbane bar as a "storm in a teacup" and criticised media coverage of it.
Phil Lutton Mal Meninga went on the front foot on Thursday saying it was an embarrassment to lump his incident in a Brisbane bar next to the Blake Ferguson scandal.
Phil Lutton Queensland Origin selectors have a handful of key decisions to make for their game one squad but dropping Petero Civoniceva isn't one of them, writes Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton Beaten and beaten up, Queensland are retreating to Suncorp Stadium for an Origin decider nursing a squad sent through the gauntlet by a brutal Blues outfit convinced the sun has set on an...
Phil Lutton FOOTBALL appears to be the furthest thing from the mind of Ben Barba as he begins the long process of dealing with the off-field issues that have clouded his rugby league future.
Phil Lutton AS FAR as plans of attack go, it's neither cunning nor clandestine nor particularly complicated. It does have a name, though, says Johnathan Thurston: ''Two up for GI.''