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Petero Civoniceva says Fiji team in NSW Cup will lead to NRL bid

Brad Walter Petero Civoniceva believes the admission of a Fiji team to the NSW Cup competition will be a stepping stone to a Pacific islands side eventually joining the NRL.

League

Matt Scott hails Petero Civoniceva and hopes to end his career

Matt Scott

Brad Walter Matt Scott will ignore the pain of a broken finger to help the Kangaroos qualify for the World Cup final at Old Trafford and play in what he hopes will be the last game for former Queensland and...

Petero Civoniceva, a giant of the game, breaks down borders in Fiji

Petero Civoniceva

Brad Walter Civoniceva will play what is expected to be his last game in Saturday's World Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.

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RLWC: Petero Civoniceva hailed by Kangaroos ahead of clash

Civoniceva

Kangaroos players rate Fiji captain Petero Civoniceva as dangerous as ever as they prepare to face him at the Rugby League World Cup, suggesting the 37-year-old prop could still be playing in the NRL.

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League

Feed off Origin pain, Johnathan Thurston tells Queensland teammates

Jim Morton Johnathan Thurston has not forgotten how losing felt in his first Origin series in 2005 and has implored his Maroon teammates to also feed off the pain.

League

It's time for the NSW Blues: Queensland's State of Origin number is up

It's time: Blues skipper Paul Gallen.

Michael Chammas It's the devil's number in cricket but it could be lucky 87 for NSW in their bid to end Queensland's eight-year Origin supremacy on Wednesday night.

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League

Kane Evans hopes Sam Tagataese doesn't get suspended

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters prop Kane Evans has leapt to the defence of Cronulla's Sam Tagataese after the Samoa forward was sent off for headbutting him in Saturday night's Pacific Test at Penrith's SportingBet...

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Tagataese sent off as Samoa clinch Four Nations berth with win over Civoniceva-inspired Fiji

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Brad Walter A surprise comeback by Petero Civoniceva failed to help Fiji secure a Four Nations berth as out of favour Canterbury centre and rookie Cronulla halfback Penani Manumaleali'i led a 12-man Samoa to...

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Rugby Lague

Young Tonumaipea looks to the future after international debut

Young Tonumaipea during the Storm's game against the Warriors.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm winger Young Tonumaipea was expecting to have a restful week as the NRL paused for its representative round.

League

ARL Commission should leave rep footy to the NRL

Fairfax Media writer

Steve Mascord While most of the focus on John Grant reading out the Australian team last week surrounded what he said (hello Hawks and Seagulls), Discord has an issue with him reading it out at all.

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Injuries and misdemeanours are cruelling Laurie Daley's Origin goal

Doubtful: Greg Bird is on report for a lifting tackle and could miss the Origin opener.

Michael Chammas Spare a thought for Laurie Daley, who has to endure the players he'd earmarked as potential Origin players miss more than 30 games between them this season - and counting.

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League

Celebrating 100 State of Origins: Part One

Tommy Raudonikis

Wednesday’s State of Origin match at Suncorp Stadium will be the 100th since the interstate series was born in 1980.

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League

Celebrating 100 State of Origins: Part Two

Andrew Johns embraces Anthony Minichiello after NSW won the 2005 State of Origin series.

To celebrate 100 State of Origin matches, Fairfax spoke to 100 players about their best memory and the greatest moment in the history of the series.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Origin and Ultimate League

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Chris Boulous Join Chris Boulous for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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Smith the greatest hooker ever, says Meninga

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith.

Phil Lutton Mal Meninga has declared his Origin skipper Cameron Smith the best hooker that's ever played the game and wished the Blues good luck in curtailing his influence in the Origin opener.

League

State of Origin I: How Phil Gould, Peter Sterling, Paul Vautin and I saw it

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox The odds are heavily stacked against Queensland heading into Origin II, but as long-suffering NSW fans know all too well, the Maroons have overcome them many times before.

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League

Penrith sign giant PNG youngster with size 15 feet

Wellington Albert

Michael Chammas First it was a panther, now there are reports of a bigfoot sighting at the foot of the mountains.

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League

Mum's tears for Api Koroisau's NRL dream come true

Family affair: Apisai Koroisau and his mother Alumita.

Adrian Proszenko The first person Apisai Koroisau called when he got the NRL nod was his mum.

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Rugby League

Raiders prop David Shillington faces tough task to regain Maroons spot

Raiders prop David Shillington says it will be tough to get back into the Queensland side.

Chris Wilson Raiders prop David Shillington admits it will be tough to win back his Queensland representative jersey.

League

Phil Gould commits to Penrith Panthers for another four years

Phil Gould

Andrew Webster Penrith have received an enormous boost on the eve of the NRL season, after Phil Gould committed to the club until the end of 2017.

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