Malcolm Knox It's customary at this time of year to reminisce about how the last time NSW won the State of Origin trophy.
Michael Carayannis, Sydney Origin dreams of Storm star Cooper Cronk and Rooster James Maloney may be over.
Michael Carayannis Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says his side were taught a much-needed footballing lesson against a resurgent Melbourne Storm team.
Michael Carayannis Could two innocuous incidents end James Maloney and Cooper Cronk's State of Origin dreams?
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)
Roy Masters There are too many footballers playing NRL each week not up to standard and too many receiving money their experience or talents don't justify.
Alex Rowe Join League HQ as the Roosters attempt to cap off an intense hat-trick of games with another win.
Steve Mascord Late Cameron Smith penalty goal spares Melbourne blushes in front of its new owners.
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.
James Polson Join LeagueHQ for league's favourite grudge match of the past 10 years.
Round 11 line-ups
Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 11.
All the ins and outs for round nine of the NRL.
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.
Danny Weidler Sports scientist Stephen Dank has refused an interview with ASADA but he wants Sharks players and their coach, Shane Flanagan, to know he is in their corner in the strongest possible way.
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley is set to enter the State of Origin series with his players in better form than their Queensland counterparts.
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Monday 7.30pm (AEST)
Adrian Proszenko Johnathan Thurston believes James Maloney possesses the mongrel and maturity to succeed at State of Origin level.
Glenn Jackson It was the upset of the season and, according to some, Penrith's best win in a decade. And it was all done with a squad worth less than half this year's salary cap.
Melissa Woods Captain Cameron Smith insists there are no alarm bells ringing for Melbourne.
Steve Mascord Melbourne Storm's chief-executive-in-waiting has completed a due-diligence trip to the Victorian capital and flown back to London on the eve of Saturday's home match against Canberra.