Glenn Jackson The NSW fullback position, vacated by Manly's Brett Stewart, is now Jarryd Hayne's to lose.
Glenn Jackson Australia were simply stronger when and where it counted. Their key players stepped up when they needed to, with a Test match on the line.
Glenn Jackson James Maloney might not have been able to cement a State of Origin jumper during last weekend's City-Country match, but his NSW selection is almost assured after another impressive display in front...
Glenn Jackson Referees bosses have bowed to the wave of criticism over the obstruction rules and are set to abandon black-and-white interpretations.
Glenn Jackson In this set of six, Glenn Jackson looks at Friday night's Charity Shield showdown between the Rabbitohs and Dragons.
Glenn Jackson Josh and Brett Morris are not quite identical twins. One has a premiership tattoo on his left biceps, while the other does not. Every time Josh sees it, he feels slightly inferior.
Glenn Jackson WHETHER Jamie Lyon should or shouldn't play State of Origin is irrelevant, given the fact that he clearly won't. Yet there is no doubt that he could - and that NSW's loss is Manly's gain.
Glenn Jackson IT HAS taken until the Roosters were out of contention for him to be let loose. That said, it is clear that they have a good 'un.
Glenn Jackson That these two teams contested the grand final in 2010 shows how quickly and far the mighty can fall.
Glenn Jackson NSW'S stoic efforts so far this series have looked the most brittle in the vicinity of winger Akuila Uate.
Glenn Jackson ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA fullback Brett Morris has attempted to deflect some pressure off his coach Steve Price, insisting the onus was on the team to fight their way out of their troubles.
Glenn Jackson and Michael Chammas The NSW camp sounded as much like a political debate yesterday as it did a lesson in rugby league, surely for the first time. Tell us, Jarryd Hayne, are you left wing or right wing?
Glenn Jackson NSW coaches and officials have spoken about a ''pick and stick'' mentality annually during Queensland's era of dominance. Finally, that advice has been heeded.
Glenn Jackson Amid all the devastation, NSW coach Ricky Stuart wandered up to Brett Morris last night, and congratulated him on the try which almost turned the match in the Blues' favour.
Glenn Jackson THE sleeping giant was awoken. And there is no more a giant of a team than this Queensland one, waking this morning having extended their period of dominance to seven years.
Glenn Jackson ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA coach Steve Price will have the chance to see not one but two of his potential long-term fullback options tonight - in opposing teams.
Glenn Jackson FOR two groups of players who have been coached by Wayne Bennett, it was the bunch who had been with him longest which beat the latest - once again.
Glenn Jackson A MATCH to remember, an occasion to savour, and a fitting captain's knock. If you could have written a script for yesterday's Anzac Day thriller (the St George Illawarra victory version at least), it...
Glenn Jackson NSW captain Paul Gallen has all but declared himself a certain starter for Wednesday night's opening State of Origin encounter in Melbourne, after completing a physical training scrimmage yesterday.