Michael Carayannis Grand final rematch? Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce doesn’t think so as his team prepares to play Manly for the first time since last year’s grand final victory.
Brisbane half Ben Hunt fell agonisingly short of conjuring a victory over premiers Sydney Roosters - but he won a new fan in NSW no.7 Mitchell Pearce.
Adrian Proszenko NSW coach Laurie Daley has hailed Mitchell Pearce as a vastly improved footballer than the one who participated in last year's State of Origin series.
Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters have suffered their first significant disruption of grand-final week with halfback Mitchell Pearce quarantined from his teammates on Monday due to illness.
Mitchell Pearce is ready to guide the Blues in Origin 1.
Remondis Stadium, Cronulla, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)
Chris Barrett When Canterbury splashed out for a budding halfback by the name of Trent Hodkinson in mid-2010 they hoped they were signing the new Brett Kimmorley.
Andrew Webster NSW can win the opening State of Origin without Robbie Farah.
Brad Walter South Sydney forward Sam Burgess regrets the ‘‘squirrel grip’’ on Melbourne’s Will Chambers that he believes tarnished his image.
Live coverage as the Parramatta Eels host the Sydney Roosters.
Michael Chammas The premiers have had a slow start to the year, while the Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to upset Melbourne in Perth last week.
Phil Mitchell Only points for and against separates these two old sparring partners on the NRL ladder.
Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has expressed disappointment the premiers ignored an instruction to go for penalty goal late in their 9-8 defeat by a gritty Canterbury side at Allianz Stadium on...
Daniel Lane This time last year Adam Reynolds was mooted by critics as a serious challenger for Mitchell Pearce's NSW State of Origin jumper but the Souths halfback said he understood the reasons why those calls...
Michael Carayannis Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves long list of suspensions could again grow.
James Polson Live coverage: Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles
Michael Carayannis A furious Trent Robinson has blasted leading referee Ben Cummins following his side’s 11-2 hammering in the penalty count in the Roosters 8-0 loss to Manly on Friday night.
Phil Gould There has been plenty of fallout from the Sea Eagles’ 8-0 defeat of the Roosters on Friday night.
Michael Carayannis Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is facing his sixth suspension in four years after being replaced on report for making contact with the head of Manly lock Glenn Stewart in the Roosters 8-0 loss...