Glenn Jackson NRL officials have been given a look at what could be the future of the rugby league officiating – and they like what they saw.
Glenn Jackson AFTER all the debate and intrigue - and most recently the injury - Sonny Bill Williams is set to be formally unveiled as Sydney Roosters' marquee signing on Tuesday.
Chris Barrett, Glenn Jackson ALLEGED biter James Graham will not be eligible for any leniency at the NRL judiciary after surprisingly having a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf before tonight's tribunal hearing in Sydney.
Glenn Jackson WHO can take this one away from Melbourne? We shall find out tonight, but it will take some effort to topple the form team of the finals series so far.
Glenn Jackson It won't go down as the greatest grand final, and certainly won't be considered the greatest night for rugby league, given the fallout ahead of us.
Glenn Jackson THIS was deja vu, just with blue this time. So much of a classic Origin encounter bore resemblances to the first clash of the series.
Glenn Jackson WHETHER Jamie Lyon should or shouldn't play State of Origin is irrelevant, given the fact that he clearly won't. Yet there is no doubt that he could - and that NSW's loss is Manly's gain.
Glenn Jackson Petero Civoniceva last night refused to contemplate the possibility that his illustrious career could come to a premature end next Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.
Glenn Jackson This isn't the time or place to be waxing again about Ben Barba's efforts.
Glenn Jackson IF St George Illawarra produce the attitude and aggression that they produced last night, they won’t need Tim Moltzen.
Glenn Jackson THE dust has only just settled since the rage over refereeing decisions in State of Origin I - now it could be stirred up again.
Glenn Jackson No biffs, no butts and no brawls. The only real similarity to Donnybrookvale was that Manly second-rower Glenn Stewart exited earlier than expected.
Glenn Jackson THE sleeping giant was awoken. And there is no more a giant of a team than this Queensland one, waking this morning having extended their period of dominance to seven years.