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

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.

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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Milford may have to wait for Origin debut: Maroons skipper

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Anthony Milford still has ''a little bit to go'' before making his State of Origin debut, says Queensland captain Cameron Smith.

Test legends come out in support of under-pressure Slater

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Brad Walter It is a sure sign of how much pressure Billy Slater is under to retain his No.1 Australian jersey for the May 3 Test against New Zealand when former Kangaroos captain Darren Lockyer and Queensland...

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Cooper Cronk calls on NRL to fix rules

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Roy Ward Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has called on the NRL to work together to fix the rules and interpretations that have cost several sides wins this season.

Five cross-code flops

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan, left, goes to pass off past Sacramento Kings forward Michael Smith during fourth quarter action in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb.  1, 1996.   Jordan scored 27 ponts to lead the Bulls to a 105-85 victory over the Kings.  With a season record of 40-3, the Bulls set a new NBA record of most wins with three losses.  (AP Photo/Rich  Pedroncelli)

James Polson 1. Israel Folau (League to AFL).The former league star may have found his niche at the Waratahs and Wallabies but not before a disastrous stint in AFL.

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Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa

Anthony Milford has been told by the Raiders to miss Samoa's clash with Fiji next month.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have told Anthony Milford he won't be playing for Samoa on May 3, with coach Ricky Stuart advising him to bypass the match to nurse a niggling medial ligament injury. 

Gillett set for NR's 'Coal Train'

Matt Gillett of the Broncos is eyeing off a Qld Origin gong.

Matt Gillett would love more State of Origin minutes, while his Broncos coach wants better defence from the skilful Queensland back-rower.

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Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford has 'decision to make': Josh Papalii

On the boil: Anthony Milford keeps up his strong form against the Rabbitohs.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders back-rower Josh Papalii has admitted Anthony Milford has ''a decision to make'' as the battle for his services with Brisbane intensifies.

Two years after his death, the Artie Beetson juggernaut rolls on

Beetson in action for Eastern Suburbs in 1976.

Phil Lutton In life, Artie Beetson was a giant of the game. In death he has become, in the words of brother Barry, a ''juggernaut''.

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What we learned: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders

Joel Edwards was brilliant in defence for the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart has done a tremendous job transforming the Raiders' attitude in defence.

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Phil Gould: Grand finalists back on track

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Phil Gould After disappointing displays last week, last year's grand finalists bounced back in impressive fashion. Manly had a gutsy win against Souths, while the Roosters were all class against the Eels.

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What we learned: Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

Triumph: Jarrod Croker of the Raiders celebrates a try with teammate and former Knights player Joel Edwards, no.12.

Jon Tuxworth All the talking points from the round two clash between Canberra and Newcastle.

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Anthony Milford delivering for Canberra Raiders in farewell season

Talented playmaker: Raiders fullback Anthony Milford will leave the club at the end of the season.

Lee Gaskin Raiders will be sad to see youngster go after explosive start to 2014.

League

Shaun Fensom commits to another three years with Canberra Raiders

Staying: Shaun Fensom of the Raiders runs with the ball during the round two NRL match with the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders lock Shaun Fensom has re-signed with the club for three more years.

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Ricky Stuart urges Canberra Raiders to dial out for club culture

Ricky Stuart during his playing days at the Canberra Raiders. The new Raiders head coach is trying to instill a sense of pride in the club within the current playing group.

Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders players have been dialing in to the club's rich history.

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NRL: Laurie Daley, Brad Fittler and Brett Kenny back Jack Wighton's switch to five-eighth for Canberra Raiders

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Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Brad Fittler believes Ricky Stuart's Terry Campese-Jack Wighton Raiders halves gamble will be worth it.

League

The family that turned James Segeyaro's life around

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Michael Chammas After Ifiso Segeyaro was held up at gunpoint during a bank robbery in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s, he realised his country could not provide his family with the life he wanted for them.

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Rugby league a sport where history repeats ... over and over

Fairfax Media writer

Roy Masters It's all happened before - 80 years ago. There is little new under the sun in rugby league.

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