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Blues to create their own centre of excellence

Adrian Proszenko NSW powerbrokers have revealed plans to build their own high-performance centre to ensure Laurie Daley’s troops have the best possible preparation for their State of Origin campaigns.

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Science is just one training tool, says NSW Blues' Ronnie Palmer

NSW Blues trainer Ronnie Palmer:

Lucy Cormack When Ronnie Palmer first began working in rugby league 30 years ago, there was little science to the magic on the field, he says.

Blues coach Laurie Daley could catch up with All Blacks again

Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko NSW powerbrokers are planning another study tour with the All Blacks after the tactic proved to be one of the secrets behind the Blues’ drought-breaking Origin success.

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Jarryd Hayne and Ryan Hoffman share NSW Blues top award

Players to share the Brad Fitter Medal: Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Carayannis Jarryd Hayne and Ryan Hoffman have become the first players to share the Brad Fitter Medal following the Blues triumph Origin series win against Queensland.

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Queanbeyan Blues reverse last year's extra-time heartache with grand final win over Goulburn

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford played 262 NRL games, but his last premiership as a player was as a 17-year-old. 

Laurie Daley extends deal to coach NSW Blues until 2017

Laurie Daley.

Michael Chammas Blues coach Laurie Daley insists the desire to continue coaching NSW outweighed any interest in taking up a role as an NRL coach next year.

Sack Paul Gallen as Blues captain over drug scandal

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Peter FitzSimons The most staggering thing about the whole ASADA saga, which climaxed on Friday with the majority of Cronulla players having acknowledged that they – and let's be clear about this – were...

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David Pangai hopes brothers learn from his mistakes after guiding Queanbeyan Blues to grand final

SPORT:  The Canberra Raiders Cup first grade major semi final at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan Blues v Queanbeyan Kangaroos: centre: Blues player Dave Pangai celebrates his try ..  24th August 2014 .  Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues forward David Pangai kicks himself reguarly over squandering his chance at the big time.

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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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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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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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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...

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State of Origin: Blues hooker Robbie Farah is at least equal of Maroons counterpart Cameron Smith

Robbie Farah at the Blues' team announcement on Tuesday.

Michael Carayannis Robbie Farah may have reluctantly come to terms with the fact that he will never usurp Cameron Smith of his Australian No.

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Stingy Blues close in on State of Origin defensive record

No try: Jarryd Hayne stops Sam Thaiday from scoring.

Michael Chammas They have broken Queensland's eight-year dominance, now NSW are on the verge of becoming the greatest defensive team in State of Origin history.

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Origin: Blues call in on Aboriginal community

Greg Bird has played in all four games for the Indigenous All Stars.

Michael Carayannis The Blues players have become the first sporting team to visit an Aboriginal estate on the fringes of Coffs Harbour's town square.

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Winning Starts Monday

Cutting players down to size pays dividends for Blues and clubs

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Brad Walter Todd Carney's sacking from Cronulla is the latest indication that player power is on the wane, with NSW, Penrith and the Sharks all benefiting from a tough stance on ill discipline by big-name stars.

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Tommy Raudonikis an inspiration to the modern-day Blues

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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...