Michael Chammas When Laurie Daley looks back at the tape and wonders where it all went wrong, he can fast forward to the 20-minute period before half-time to find the major reason his Blues fell short.
State of Origin
Michael Chammas Penrith prop Tim Grant has declared he'll be fit for Origin II after Blues coach Laurie Daley listed the injured forward as one of four candidates to replace the suspended James Tamou.
State of Origin
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas looks at what each NSW player must do tonight if the Blues are to beat Queensland in game one of the State of Origin series.
Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley has two different teams and game plans pencilled in for game one of the State of Origin series that revolve around which position skipper Paul Gallen plays for the Blues.
Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Josh Reynolds is adamant he won't be intimidated by the Maroons and can get under the skin of the Queensland pack if he's picked on the bench for NSW in game one.
Michael Chammas NSW are set to put their faith in the state's front-row stocks, with skipper Paul Gallen expected to wear the No.13 for the Blues in game one.
Michael Chammas NSW are likely to use the lowest number of City-Country players in this year's State of Origin series since Queensland's dominance began in 2006.
Michael Chammas NSW officials are planning to provide ASADA with a squad of Blues players they want exempted from questioning over the NRL doping scandal during the State of Origin series.
Michael Chammas Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds will need to produce two months of brilliance if he is to push Todd Carney out of the NSW No. 6 jersey.
Michael Chammas FOR the second time in as many games this series, a sin-binning turned the game on its head. In game one, NSW paid the price for Michael Jennings's ill-discipline, but, last night, they benefited...
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Ricky Stuart pledged yesterday to help NSW end a seven-year Origin drought, putting his hand up to remain on the Blues' coaching staff despite signing with Parramatta.
Michael Chammas RICKY Stuart left Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne out of the NSW Origin team for game one last year, declaring him better suited to five-eighth.
Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA coach Stephen Kearney isn't sure where Jarryd Hayne best fits in the NSW line-up, but he is adamant his star fullback must be in the team.
Michael Chammas MANLY mentor Geoff Toovey has allayed the fears of NSW coach Ricky Stuart, declaring fullback Brett Stewart fully fit to take part in all the Blues' training sessions if selected.
Michael Chammas Ricky Stuart has put his faith in the a centre pairing that has been banished to park football during the past 12 months.
Michael Chammas JAMIE SOWARD believes his early-season form - or lack of it - justified Ricky Stuart's decision to overlook the incumbent five-eighth for this year's State of Origin opener.
Michael Chammas THE likely Origin-ending back injury to Tony Williams may open the door for Feleti Mateo to make his NSW debut at ANZ Stadium in game two.
Michael Chammas NSW medical staff insist there is no cause for concern after Brett Stewart was forced to sit out yesterday's training session in Kogarah with a cold.
Michael Chammas NSW debutant Tim Grant sent a scare through Blues camp this morning, leaving the field mid-way through the team 's training session with a hamstring injury.
Michael Chammas ROBBIE FARAH believes the Blues can overcome a late reshuffle in the front row if Tim Grant is forced out of game two with the hamstring injury that sidelined him midway through yesterday's session.