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Will Chambers' Origin debut as good as it gets, says Mal Meninga

As far as Mal Meninga is concerned, Will Chambers' State of Origin debut was as good as any in the 35 years of the competition.

Mal Meninga fired up over ugly Origin II

Jim Morton Fuming Queensland coach Mal Meninga is demanding the new State of Origin referees combination control game three like a normal NRL match.

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Mal Meninga optimistic about Queensland's injured stars lining up in Origin II

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Queensland coach Mal Meninga has all but given the green light for fullback Billy Slater to play their must-win State of Origin game two clash in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Sting of Origin defeat will be making of Daly Cherry-Evans, says Mal Meninga

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga believes Daly Cherry-Evans will emerge a stronger, better footballer after the Maroons halfback endured one of the most difficult weeks of his career, culminating in Queensland's loss to...

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Billy Slater under no pressure from Greg Inglis to be Maroons' No.1, says Mal Meninga

He's No.1: Queensland coach Mal Meninga has ended any speculation of Billy Slater losing his spot as Queensland fullback to Greg Inglis.

Daniel Lane Queensland coach Mal Meninga killed any possible speculation about Billy Slater's place in this year's State of Origin series by confirming Slater - and not Greg Inglis - would wear his team's No.

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No danger of lifting tackles ruining Origin, says Mal Meninga

Daniel Lane Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga has dismissed any notion that the NRL's crackdown on dangerous throws or lifting has the potential to create problems for both teams during the series.

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Queensland Maroons on cloud nine as Mal Meninga's men push for all-time greatness

Down and out: A ninth consecutive Origin series loss for NSW would put Queensland among the longest winning streaks in two-team competitions.

Michael Chammas Eight series in a row has Queensland on par with Australia's greatest Ashes domination over the old enemy, but just how far will the Maroons' dominance over NSW extend?

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Queensland players value their Origin spot, says Mal Meninga

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has started the Origin campaign on the front foot, saying his players value their place in the Queensland side as NSW continues to wrestle with the fallout of Mitchell Pearce's boozy...

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Mal Meninga's anti-Blues tirade is based on Fozzie logic

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Andrew Webster The pre-eminent stand-up comedian of our time is not Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock. It's Mal Meninga.

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Not even singing the Blues can dampen Origin brand - Mal Meninga

League of its own: Queensland coach Mal Meninga says the Maroons' dominance can't harm the Origin brand.

Daniel Lane Queensland coach Mal Meninga, the architect of the Maroons' unprecedented eight consecutive Origin series victories, said that even if his team won its ninth champion's title on the trot it would not...

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Mal Meninga urges league chiefs to apologise for high-priced Origin tickets

League of its own: Queensland coach Mal Meninga says the Maroons' dominance can't harm the Origin brand.

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga says rugby league administrators must admit they have made a mistake with Origin ticket prices and take drastic action to avoid banks of empty seats for the Origin opener at Suncorp...

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Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga: Friendship counts for nothing during State of Origin

Blues coach Laurie Daley has refused to guarantee Mitchell Pearce will avoid the selection axe for Origin I.

Roy Masters To NSW coach Laurie Daley, you can be a friend for life, except for that annual period of bad blood and good football, called State of Origin, when mateship must be suspended.

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Maroons great Mal Meninga red-faced over bronze look

Mal Meninga statue at Suncorp Stadium Queensland Origin. Pic nicked off NRL.com twitter

Laine Clark Never comfortable in the limelight, Mal Meninga has tried to deflect attention at his own statue unveiling by suggesting Allan Langer should be the next Queensland rugby league great immortalised...

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Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga's snub angers Rugby League Players Association

Chris Barrett Rugby League Players Association president Clint Newton has taken aim at State of Origin coaches Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga for not allowing Blues and Maroons reps to be present at a summit in...

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State of Origin: Mal Meninga says Queensland has huge talent bank

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Laine Clark Depth is looking so good for eight-time defending State of Origin champions Queensland that coach Mal Meninga reckons even inspirational skipper Cameron Smith can be replaced.

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Mal Meninga's nephew stars as Vanuatu scrape home in historic encounter

Steve Mascord Mal Meninga's 20-year-old nephew could be with the Gold Coast Titans next year after starring in Vanuatu's historic, nail-biting win over international league newcomers the Niue Islands.

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Canberra Raiders out to break 'milestone curse' for Shaun Fensom's 100th match

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Jon Tuxworth Raiders news, team naming this afternoon.

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Canberra Raiders keen to re-sign Jarrod Croker

Jarrod Croker is a priority re-signing for the Raiders.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders will make re-signing centre Jarrod Croker beyond next season a priority.

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Meninga cops spray from Blues legend Elias after skipping Origin media call

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NSW great Ben Elias has baulked at calling Queensland coach Mal Meninga a sore loser but admits his pre-State of Origin media no-show is not a good look.

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State of Origin: Queensland Maroons attack must come to life in series finale

Mal Meninga watches on during a captain's run at Suncorp Stadium.

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has finally surfaced. Now all the Maroons have to do is locate their misfiring attack as they try to stave off an Origin clean sweep at Suncorp Stadium.