Phil Lutton It began with a flurry of punches and jokes about the size of Nate Myles' head and ended with a greased-up streaker deploying the most questionable tackle in Origin history.
Phil Lutton Johnathan Thurston may have climbed out of a hospital bed to decimate the Blues but he had enough energy after the game to take aim at Trent Merrin’s ‘king hit’ on Maroons winger Brent Tate.
Phil Lutton Trevor Gillmeister, one of the best defenders rugby league has seen, has made a post-football career by teaching the dark art of how to scythe a man in twain.
Phil Lutton Justin Hodges speaks to Phil Lutton about his Origin future, why the fights mean nothing and how he's always been happy to play the villain in NSW.
Phil Lutton The setting was different, the names were the same. Queensland has unveiled an unchanged 17-man squad as the Maroons try to stretch their interstate domination to eight years.
Phil Lutton Nate Myles didn't get much of a chance to defend himself in origin I.
Phil Lutton Queensland selectors are set to unleash Canberra backrower Josh Papalii in State of Origin II as part of a revamp that is also likely to feature Manly's classy number seven Daly Cherry-Evans.
Phil Lutton Matt Scott and David Shillington both took phone calls from Queensland selectors before the second State of Origin. Only one of them had cause for celebration when they got off the line.
Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane
Phil Lutton and Chris Barrett A bruised and battered Nate Myles emerged from the Queensland dressing rooms to defend his tackling technique after it was called into question by NSW fullback Jarryd Hayne, who has accused him of...
Phil Lutton With just over a week until the Origin teams are named, Phil Lutton runs the rule over Queensland and NSW candidates from the Broncos-Titans derby.
Phil Lutton One round to play, one spot to fill. Queensland selectors will keep an eagle eye on this weekend's NRL games before deciding on a key final addition to their State of Origin stocks.
Phil Lutton Queensland will have at least one new face and one controversial inclusion on the bench after naming its extended squad for the State of Origin opener on June 5 in Sydney.
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Phil Lutton The Maroons think critics have missed a trick if they believe their side is chronically underpowered going into the Origin opener in Sydney
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Phil Lutton Queensland Origin selectors have a handful of key decisions to make for their game one squad but dropping Petero Civoniceva isn't one of them, writes Phil Lutton.