An Origin match in Townsville would only deliver seats for half the number of fans as a Brisbane game.
Blues coach Laurie Daley has indicated he wants another crack at Queensland next year after fronting the NSWRL board on the opening day of the state league's internal review on Friday.
Luke Keary may have taken James Maloney's No.6 jersey at the Roosters, but he's in no rush to replace him at State of Origin level.
Jarryd Hayne is refusing to speculate on his State of Origin future as the fallout of NSW's series loss continues.
There are growing suggestions that Laurie Daley has the numbers on the seven-member board to win a new one-year deal.
Mitchell Pearce is adamant his latest State of Origin disappointment won't break him but concedes "there's obviously something wrong with the state" and its preparation after the Blues' game three capitulation.
The Blues will refrain from slapping a booze ban on their players for future camps despite Blake Ferguson admitting his drinking session with Josh Dugan was an "error of judgement".
The NSW Rugby League will launch a first major external-led review of its State of Origin failures since the Canavan Report seven years ago, leaving the door ajar for a dramatic overhaul of the Blues' set-up.
In light of another series defeat, and now a week of adverse headlines, something needs to give.
NSW's most successful coach, Phil Gould, says he doesn't want any of his Penrith players involved with the Blues until they overhaul their toxic culture.
Blake Ferguson's mentor Anthony Mundine has criticised NSW officials for choosing to have the team stay at The Star during this year's State of Origin series.
The NSWRL has hit out at suggestions Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan were drunk ahead of the State of Origin decider.
NSW's most successful coach, Phil Gould, has taken aim at the culture of the Blues set-up.
This column has often argued that professional athletes need to behave like they're elected officials.
The controversial aftermath of NSW's latest State of Origin defeat will be addressed by the under-siege Blues on Thursday.
Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson, you say, got on the squirt? Well, knock me over with a feather!
The man who installed Laurie Daley as NSW coach is adamant he remains the man to lead the state, believing his record against one of the greatest teams of all time warrants a contract extension.
The Broncos coach won't be joining the condemnation of Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson but one of his former stars said the pair had 'spit in the face' of their more dedicated team-mates.
Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson continue to cop backlash for their pre-State of Origin decider pub visit, with NSW teammate Aaron Woods expressing his disappointment.
People want heads to roll about the two NSW stars settling in at a Lennox Head pub a few days before the Origin decider. Why is it the coach's fault?