Brett Stewart will miss the opening game of the State of Origin series next month after scans showed a back injury was more serious than first thought.
Brad Walter Brett Stewart has confirmed he will play out his career at Manly, with the NSW Origin fullback set to sign a new four-year contract.
Melbourne 10 Manly 10 The first time Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith have lost consecutive games at AAMI Park. Manly's first-ever win at the venue. The third loss in a row for the world champions.
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Steve Mascord A late Cameron Smith penalty goal spared Melbourne blushes in front the Storm’s new owners in an epic encounter with arch rival Manly on Monday night.
Michael Carayannis NSW captain Paul Gallen may not play another game before the State of Origin series as he struggles with a knee injury.
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Monday 7.30pm (AEST)
Michael Carayannis State of Origin hopeful Nathan Merritt would do almost anything to push his case for a debut NSW jersey – just don't expect him to give coach Laurie Daley a call.
Roy Masters When NSW coach Laurie Daley finalises his team after this weekend's NRL round, he will try and include as many fit players from the Blues 2012 Origin squad.
Brett Keeble Knights captain Kurt Gidley can empathise with his wounded former NSW teammates who are in doubt for, or out of, the State of Origin series opener at ANZ Stadium on June 5.
Jon Tuxworth The stage is set for Blake Ferguson’s State of Origin audition at Canberra Stadium on Sunday.
James Macsmith Former NSW coach Ricky Stuart says Jarryd Hayne is readying himself for a starring role in this year's State of Origin series as the Parramatta star enjoys some of the most consistent form of his...
Glenn Jackson With matches approaching against two fellow top-four teams, and without one of their best players, Manly would be entitled to look at the next seven days as make or break.
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Paul Suttor There can be no doubt about it - for the first time this year, there are doubts over Melbourne's chances of winning this year's premiership.
Chris Wilson But the Canberra centre says he would relish the opportunity to mark him in this year's State of Origin series.
Michael Chammas NSW are set to put their faith in the state's front-row stocks, with skipper Paul Gallen expected to wear the No.13 for the Blues in game one.
Joe Barton, Darren Walton Manly prop Richie Fa'aoso will miss eight weeks of NRL action because of two ugly spear tackles on South Sydney star Greg Inglis, and coach Geoff Toovey remains mystified by the process.
Glenn Jackson The NSW fullback position, vacated by Manly's Brett Stewart, is now Jarryd Hayne's to lose.
Brookvale Oval, Monday 7pm (AEST)