Blues

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.

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.

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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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

Peter FitzSimons

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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League

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.

League

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...

League

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

Brad Walter dinkus

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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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 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.

League

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...

League

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

Phil Gould dinkus

Phil Gould 1. Never get tired of winning, Blues

League

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.

League

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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League

Tommy Raudonikis an inspiration to the modern-day Blues

Roy Masters dinkus

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...