Editor's picks

Pre-game: NSW v Queensland

8:25 PM   NSW have the trophy for the first time since 2005, Queensland want it back. ANZ Stadium is the venue for game one of this year's series.

Power Rankings: Cowboys strong even when not at full strength

Phil Lutton 4:37 PM   The Cowboys are in the kind of form where they're finding it very hard to lose.

Do you know your Origin players?

Take our quiz to see if you can name a few famous and not-so-famous NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons players of yesteryear.

Talkin' Teams round 12

Chris Boulous   All the round 12 NRL teams, news and best buys in Ultimate League

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Daley's science v Mal's old school

Andrew Webster 12:57 AM   NSW and Queensland could not have approached the Origin opener more differently.

Halves are cool under pressure

Anthony Griffin 9:10 PM   Comment: When Cooper Cronk broke his arm in the opening minutes of Origin one last year NSW were handed a massive advantage.

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Trent almost a British Bulldog

Adrian Proszenko   Had he not been chosen for NSW last year, Trent Hodkinson would probably be an England international by now.

Maroons want revenge: Meninga

Brad Walter 12:58 AM   Queensland have been waiting since last year's 6-4 defeat at ANZ Stadium for the chance to avenge their first series loss in nine years

DCE keeps Manly door ajar

Laine Clark   The guessing game over Daly Cherry-Evans' NRL future won't go away – and it seems the Manly playmaker again only has himself to blame.

Simple message before kick-off

Michael Carayannis 12:57 AM   Blues skipper Robbie Farah provides an insight into what he will say to his side.

The 'other' Blues team

Michael Carayannis   Meet the off-field faces who are helping guide the Blues to victory.

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Discord

Steve Mascord 9:29 PM   Suspension of disbelief: usual State of Origin debates heat up again.

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Gus' Set of Six

Phil Gould 10:00 PM   This is the start of a new era for the Blues.

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Origin: 10 most obscure statistics

Michael Carayannis   Who has the best tackle efficiency of all the Origin props? 

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Phil Gould

Phil Gould   Where do I begin to explain this one?

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Set of Six

Steve Mascord   NRL needs to change to stop it from boring us.

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Mitchell Pearce will deliver 

Jarryd Hayne   In Jarryd Hayne's exclusive column he says the stage is set for Mitchell Pearce to keep the Origin shield in NSW.

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Danny Weidler

Danny Weidler   Johns gives Hodkinson thumbs up.

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Sin Bin

Adrian Proszenko   'Semi Trailer' parked due to driving offences.

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Power Rankings

Phil Lutton   The  Storm couldn't dislodge the Cowboys.

Phil Gould

Phil Gould   Why the NSW Blues will win Origin opener.

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Brad Walter    

Brad Walter   NRL seize chance to force reform at Parramatta.

Roy Masters    

Roy Masters   NRL could use 'Deflategate' as model.