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Tommy Raudonikis an inspiration to the modern-day Blues

Roy Masters Just before midnight on Wednesday, following the third State of Origin match, NSWRL chief executive, Dave Trodden, pulled Tommy Raudonikis from a supporters’ bus parked outside Suncorp Stadium...

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NSW coach Laurie Daley almost quit Blues post

Driven to succeed: Laurie Daley addresses the media in the lead-up to Origin III.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Twelve months on from needing to be convinced to remain as Blues Origin coach, Laurie Daley is set to be offered a long-term deal as NSW try to emulate the feats of Queensland mentor Mal Meninga.

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Laurie Daley wants Blues to go on the attack in Origin III

Laurie Daley addresses the media in the lead-up to Origin III.

Michael Carayannis Laurie Daley has given his team a licence to thrill with the Blues coach predicting the shackles have now been released from his side.

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Meninga cops spray from Blues legend Elias after skipping Origin media call

Queensland coach Mal Meninga

NSW great Ben Elias has baulked at calling Queensland coach Mal Meninga a sore loser but admits his pre-State of Origin media no-show is not a good look.

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NSW Blues eventually shown signs of fatigue, but not before the job is done

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Malcolm Knox A series of five halves – and one half?

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NSW Blues new guard won't take backward step despite heavy defeat

New breed: Front-rower Aaron Woods celebrates after Josh Dugan's try.

Brad Walter This NSW team is the real deal. Forget about the scoreline or the fact they failed to become the first Blues side to complete an Origin series clean sweep since 2000.

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Queensland Maroons beat NSW Blues to score consolation win

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Michael Chammas Queensland have saved face after losing the first two matches of the State of Origin series by beating NSW in the finale at Suncorp Stadium.

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NSW Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds won't be so lucky at judiciary this time around

Josh Reynolds tries to evade Josh Papalii.

Adrian Proszenko Another spiteful game at Suncorp Stadium. Another potential date with the judiciary for Josh Reynolds.

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Laurie Daley helped transform Blues long before becoming coach

Committed: Laurie Daley.

Michael Chammas He didn't know it at the time, but during a meeting in 2010, Laurie Daley helped sow the seeds for what would eventually become his finest hour in rugby league.

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NSW Blues to adopt NFL player-testing system to find next generation of Origin stars

Hayne plane: Jarryd Hayne celebrates NSW's win on Wednesday night.

Adrian Proszenko NSW are turning to the NFL's talent identification system to ensure they do not relinquish their grip on the State of Origin shield.

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State of Origin: NSW Blues beat Queensland Maroons to end eight-year drought

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Trent Hodkinson of the Blues celebrates winning the series after game two of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson etched his name into State of Origin folklore by scoring the winning try to beat Queensland at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night for the Blues to win their first series...

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Queanbeyan Blues edge out Goulburn in slogfest

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford praised his side's toughness and grit in difficult conditions in a 22-12 top-of-the-table victory over Goulburn at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.

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NSW Blues confident they can succeed despite inevitable changing of the guard

In the twilight: NSW skipper Paul Gallen is a veteran these days but is unsure of his representative future.

Michael Chammas Paul Gallen has no intention to retire from representative football, but regardless of whether the skipper straps on the boots for another campaign or not, he will leave a legacy that will live on...

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State of Origin: Why the Blues need to win game three

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Phil Gould 1. Never get tired of winning, Blues

Josh Morris recalled as Blues make three changes

Recalled: Josh Morris of the Blues.

NSW game one hero Josh Morris has been recalled to the Blues side as one of three changes to the side chasing a three-nil series clean sweep next Wednesday in Brisbane.

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NSW Blues respect Laurie Daley's half measures

Winners are grinners: Bulldogs halves duo Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson are all smiles after the Blues' 6-4 victory over Queensland.

Michael Carayannis With the Origin series wrapped up, Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds says he and halves partner Trent Hodkinson have finally earned the respect from their NSW teammates.

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Greg Inglis' talented nephew gets a taste of State of Origin with NSW Blues

Maroons royalty: Greg Inglis has established himself as one of Queensland's favourite sons.

Michael Chammas Among the hundreds of adoring children receiving autographs from the NSW Blues at a Coffs Harbour coaching clinic on Thursday was Greg Inglis' nine-year-old nephew Robert Inglis.

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Queenslanders baiting the Blues: Origin III could boil over, says James Tamou

No such thing as a dead rubber: NSW prop James Tamou is aiming to continue Queensland's misery.

Michael Carayannis NSW prop James Tamou believes the Queenslanders are baiting the Blues to make them “look like the bad guys” and throw punches following a niggle-plagued game two.

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State of Origin: Blues' clarion call pivotal in getting Trent Hodkinson over the line

Match-winner: Trent Hodkinson beats the Maroons defenders to dive over for NSW.

Michael Carayannis A simple "Blues" call was all it took for Trent Hodkinson to end Queensland's State of Origin dominance.

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Blues players plan to mark Origin success with tattoos

In the Ink: a design of what the NSW Blues' tattoos could look like.

Michael Chammas It's a tradition usually reserved for premiership glory, but several members of the NSW Blues will mark their drought-breaking Origin triumph with a tattoo to symbolise the significance of the series...